A new play area in the emergency room area of White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville is the brainchild of some Eagle Mountain Elementary EAST students.
The WRMC Kids Corner was inspired by Eagle Mountain Elementary EAST students Taylor Bishop, TaTeanna Jackson, and Rachel Mills.
The three students were searching for a project to help their town’s local hospital. After meeting with WRMC’s plant operations director, Danny Oliver, the students determined the spot: the emergency room waiting area.
The students decided to use the 3D modeling software Sketchup to share their ideas. The three students overcame the challenges of working with the website Sketchup, without having prior knowledge or experience, to bring their vision to life with the use of analysis, trial, and error.
The group strategized on ways to cover the expense of necessary items for the children’s corner. Thrivent Financial and WRMC funded the project.
After creating their 3D model of the children’s corner, the girls then met with other executives at the hospital. With several months of hard work, the WRMC emergency room now hosts an inviting area to keep children occupied.
“I want to thank Taylor Bishop, TaTeanna Jackson, and Rachel Mills for their great idea and for the courage to see their vision come to fruition,” said Gary Paxson, president and CEO of White River Health System. “We are proud of each of these students and appreciate their hard work and caring hearts.”