6th graders visit Bassett Hospital’s UpClose Cardiac Program

on December 18, 2023

boy on stage learning about heart health from a doctor

The SSCS sixth grade class paid a visit to Bassett Hospital’s UpClose Cardiac Surgery Program in Cooperstown last week. The UpClose Cardiac Surgery program has been delivered by the division of cardiac surgery at Bassett Medical Center since 2004. Each year, more than 1,200 students from area middle schools attend a three-hour session at Bassett that focuses on teaching the adoption and maintenance of heart-healthy habits as part of their school health classes. Taking about 15 students on the field trip to Bassett Dec. 15 was SSCS Health teacher Chris Smith.

children exercise with a doctor

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