Approximately 400 of McDowell County kindergarten students visited Mission Hospital McDowell for the annual Teddy Bear Clinic. During this event, students receive a teddy bear for keeps and they carried them while visiting various learning stations throughout the hospital. This allows young children to learn more about what happens at a hospital and the caring people who work there to help the sick and injured. Students toured the operating room, respiratory and radiology departments, the pharmacy and emergency department. They also learned about immunizations and medication safety. Other stops included a food and nutrition station that highlighted fun ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into students’ daily diets. At the end of the day, the children were able to visit with the hospital’s mascot Dogwood for some fun, games and dancing. Hospital President Carol Wolfenbarger said approximately 400 kindergarteners participated in the Teddy Bear Clinic Thursday and Friday.