Girls Scouts visit MedExpress to conduct ‘Fruity First Aid’ demonstrations with medical and center team members to earn their First Aid Badge.

9/5/2016

MedExpress Urgent Care, a national leader in delivering high-quality and convenient walk-in medical care, has partnered with Girls Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council to help hundreds of Virginia Girl Scouts earn one of the organization’s oldest badges – the First Aid Badge. Over 40 Girl Scout troops and 600 Girl Scouts have registered to visit one of 11 participating MedExpress Centers during the month of September as part of the MedExpress First Aid Badge Program.

“MedExpress is committed to serving our Virginia communities through high-quality, convenient and affordable health care in a welcoming environment, and part of that commitment includes partnering with like-minded community organizations,” said Eamon Given, MedExpress Area Manager for Virginia. “We are honored to partner with Girl Scouts of Virginia who share our dedication to promoting the health and well-being of Virginia children and families.”

Every Saturday in September, troops will visit MedExpress to build first aid kits and participate in “fruity first aid” demonstrations with MedExpress medical and center team members.

The demonstrations highlight basic first aid and tips for abrasions, cuts/lacerations, puncture wounds and splinters using pieces of fruit as mock patients.

“It’s a great opportunity for our Girl Scouts to earn their First Aid Badge in partnership with the health care professionals at MedExpress,” said Jean Ann Hughes, CEO of Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline. “MedExpress’ commitment to the well-being of families and children closely aligns with our mission, and with their support and volunteer efforts, together we can lead young girls to better long-term health through education and self-care.”

MedExpress is a proud partner of schools and charitable organizations throughout the region. MedExpress neighborhood medical centers play an important role in the community’s health care, offering robust walk-in services for wellness and prevention, urgent care and occupational health. Nationally, MedExpress operates 135 centers across 11 states and employs several thousand people. For a full list of locations and health care services, visit medexpress.com.