Mrs. York’s class recently attended Baptist Health’s “Let’s Pretend Hospital.”  The annual Let’s Pretend Hospital allows local first-graders to tour a make-believe hospital so they will be less anxious if they ever need actual hospital care.  The program strives to teach children “what they can expect during a hospital visit and minimize fear and anxiety associated with hospitalization.”  Let’s Pretend Hospital also gives nursing students an opportunity to put their medical knowledge to use by teaching kids about nursing and health care.  The virtual hospital includes an emergency room, X-Ray and laboratory area, operating room, patient room and pediatric playroom.  Macon East students always enjoy the opportunity to role play as the patient, doctor, and nurse at the Let’s Pretend Hospital.