K.C. Koala Give Health and Safety Tips to Children

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K.C. Koala, the White County Medical Center mascot, recently made a surprise visit to children at Shirley’s Mother Goose Daycare and Preschool in Searcy. The nearly 30 students were excited to see K.C. in person and eagerly demonstrated the correct way to cough and sneeze into the bend of their arms as K.C. applauded for them.

As part of the hospital’s mission to create a healthy community, WCMC provides K.C. as a loveable and helpful teaching tool in educating children about eating healthy, the importance of exercising, school zone safety and proper hand washing techniques.

For more information about inviting K.C. Koala to your school, daycare or organization please contact the White County Medical Center Event Specialist at (501) 380-1050 or via email at [email protected]


As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center includes Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.