Every once in a while in the course of covering a news story, I run into something that really impresses me.
Last Saturday, Feb. 11, I attended an event at KDMC Ohio titled “Go Red for Girl Scouts.” It was a wonderful event and the staff at KDMC Ohio did an outstanding job of teaching these young girls about health and letting them get up close and personal with facilities so they would not be afraid should they ever encounter those facilities for any reason at all.
What impressed me the most was a presentation by Ola Khraisha MD, a cardiologist. Dr. Khraisha held their attention the entire presentation and that is not an easy thing to do when children that age come together. She treated each question with importance and took the time to answer every one that was asked.
She talked about the need for things like nutrition and exercise, and the dangers of smoking. I watched as the children took it all in. They responded to her and that trait is invaluable.
What made it fun was the presence of her daughter, a highly intelligent young lady who added to the presentation.
In short, I really enjoyed the experience and KDMC is to be commended for having someone children can relate to. Dr. Khraisha was wonderful and staff members told me that she and her physician husband are always up for community service. That is so needed in our community. Children need to know people in uniform and people in medical facilities are their friends and have one goal – to help and protect them. Dr. Khraisha went a long way toward doing that on Saturday.
I have several friends among the staff there and they have always been informative and accommodating. I got the grand tour just like the girls and I appreciated the opportunity to cover such a positive event.
Thank you Dr. Khraisha for teaching our young children the importance of maintaining good practices in health care. Your commitment to our children is important for the rest of their lives.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.