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Teaching Kids at Golisano - Pediatrics

From first grade reading to high school biology, hospital school teacher Garret Gablehouse covers it all inside Golisano Children’s Hospital. “When you’re actually in a hospital room, and you’re staring at four walls, you miss being around everyday life,” he said. For kids, that everyday life includes school. “It just gives kids normalcy, like they can still come to school, they can still come to the classroom, they can still do their homework even though they’re sick, I think normalcy is just a benefit to helping kids with their education,” said Gablehouse. While they’re in the hospital, he teaches students from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte Counties from kindergarten through 12th grade. “They are under my supervision, and doing homework with me, we set up times throughout the day where they are here in the classroom doing homework and stuff like that,” he said. He collaborates with teachers across all five counties to make sure he sticks to the same lesson plans that kids would be getting at school. “Helping kids that really need it, that are really behind, or who really, truly appreciate the help, that are struggling with different subjects, and stuff like that that are here for long periods of time, just makes me feel good,” said Gablehouse. Because Golisano is not an accredited school, all homework and tests completed in the hospital are sent back to the school for grading. Helping children continue their education while giving them the medical care they need. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org