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Flat Stanley headed to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for Operation #BACHStanley

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – He’s perfectly healthy but Flat Stanley will spend his spring break at the hospital. Employees at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host the children’s book character Flat Stanley, along with some of his friends, beginning March 25th, where they will learn about careers in medicine.

“There is a growing demand for healthcare workers in the U.S. and this outreach is an opportunity through Flat Stanley to introduce different health professions to children and members of our community,” said Maj. Valerie Bartonico, chief, Human Resources Division, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “With Flat Stanley, our team will highlight different jobs in the hospital for both civilians and Soldiers, including required skills and education.”

Children's book character Flat Stanley, along with some of his friends, will spend spring break at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital beginning March 25. Hospital staff will document their visit through letters and photos for students at Northeast Middle School, but members of the community may also follow along on the Blanchfield_Hospital Instagram page. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Children’s book character Flat Stanley, along with some of his friends, will spend spring break at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital beginning March 25. Hospital staff will document their visit through letters and photos for students at Northeast Middle School, but members of the community may also follow along on the Blanchfield_Hospital Instagram page. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff deliver Flat Stanley adventures to Northeast Middle School

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Clarksville, TN – Phoenix; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Vancouver, Canada; and even Hopkinsville, Kentucky were among the destinations local school children read about when the Flat Stanleys they shared with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff returned from holiday adventures.

Soldiers and federal employees from Blanchfield adopted the Flat Stanleys from the hospital’s Partner in Education, Northeast Middle School. They volunteered to take the paper dolls over the holidays, documenting Flat Stanley’s experiences for the students to read. The project, based on the children’s book and character, promoted reading, writing and social studies.

Staff Sgt. Jamie Hendzel, a combat medical specialist assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, reads a Flat Stanley letter to students at Northeast Middle School Jan. 16. Soldiers and federal service employees from Blanchfield adopted Flat Stanley's from Northeast over the holidays and documented his experiences for the students to read. (Maria Yager, BACH)

Staff Sgt. Jamie Hendzel, a combat medical specialist assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, reads a Flat Stanley letter to students at Northeast Middle School Jan. 16. Soldiers and federal service employees from Blanchfield adopted Flat Stanley’s from Northeast over the holidays and documented his experiences for the students to read. (Maria Yager, BACH)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldiers to share holidays with Flat Stanleys for Northeast Middle School

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Fort Camopbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) received a homework assignment over the holidays from Partner in Education students at Northeast Middle School.

Soldiers and federal employees will be taking a Flat Stanley home for the holidays and documenting his experiences in a letter for the students to read when their Flat Stanley is returned in the new year.

Northeast Middle School teacher Jennifer Parrish gives Blanchfield Army Community Hospital medic and Partner in Education volunteer Staff Sgt. Jamie Hendzel Flat Stanley paper dolls made by her students.  (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Northeast Middle School teacher Jennifer Parrish gives Blanchfield Army Community Hospital medic and Partner in Education volunteer Staff Sgt. Jamie Hendzel Flat Stanley paper dolls made by her students. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Team brings special guest to Northeast Middle School

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was puppy love when volunteers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital brought a therapy dog to visit students at Clarksville, Tennessee’s Northeast Middle School recently.

Samson, an English Labrador Retriever, and his handler, Blanchfield pathology technician and Army retiree, Angela Barnett, volunteer through a local organization dedicated to providing animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activity. They typically visit nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, schools, camps, and assisted living centers to provide comfort and smiles.

After reading the text, a Northeast Middle School student shows therapy dog Samson pictures from a book. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital pathology technician and animal assisted therapy volunteer Angela Barnett brought her therapy dog Samson to a recent visit with the hospital's Partners in Education school recently. Students took turns reading stories to Samson and learned about the differences between a service dog and a therapy dog. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

After reading the text, a Northeast Middle School student shows therapy dog Samson pictures from a book. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital pathology technician and animal assisted therapy volunteer Angela Barnett brought her therapy dog Samson to a recent visit with the hospital’s Partners in Education school recently. Students took turns reading stories to Samson and learned about the differences between a service dog and a therapy dog. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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