Hillsboro Community Medical Center and USD 410 have been partnering to
bring health information to children and school personnel.
During the spring semester, HCMC employees Danita Unrau, registered
nurse, and Cayle Goertzen, infection control manager, visited with
Hillsboro elementary students about germs and controlling their
HCMC provided outdated petri dishes and classes tested various items
including the bottom of shoes and hands before and after washing. Then
the dishes were placed in an incubator to see what, if anything, grew.
Arlene Hett, a registered nurse and certified lactation counselor,
also visited with the child growth and development class at HHS. She
talked with students about infants and breast feeding.
In addition, Jeanne Rziha, registered nurse and diabetes educator,
lectured teachers in the Hillsboro schools about diabetes and
children. She offered instruction on signs to watch for in diabetics,
nutrition and medication needs of diabetics and basic in