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Sometimes people need to get to the hospital quickly. They are very hurt or sick. They need help right away. An ambulance comes to pick them up. It drives them to the hospital. It puts on flashing lights and makes noise. This tells other cars to get out of the way.

People go to the hospital for many reasons. Patients may have a serious illness. They can receive care at a hospital. Or patients may have a broken bone. This doctor is helping to fix a patient’s broken bone.

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Making Connections


Have you ever been to the hospital or visited the doctor? What was it like?


Have you read other books about hospitals? What did you learn?


Doctors and nurses help people feel better. Who are some other community helpers?

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