Photo: Scrubbing Up

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Everyone today is aware of the importance of washing their hands in order to prevent the spread of germs, but nowhere is it more important than in a surgical suite. Learning the proper method for "scrubbing" is a key component in the curriculum for surgical technologist students at Mohave Community College. Because enrollment in that program has more than tripled in the last two years, and because of the time it takes to properly scrub up, students have been waiting in line at the sink; but they won't be next semester. "Through the generosity of the Kingman Regional Medical Center, MCC's surg-tech program now has a brand new scrub sink with two stations," said Dr. Robert Goodrich, director and resident faculty for the program. Brian Turney, CEO at KRMC, explained that the sink became surplus when the hospital did a recent remodel. "We were happy to make it available to the surgical technology program at MCC," Turney said. Above, Goodrich (center) thanks Turney for the donation. The donation was facilitated by Alan Klaas (left), executive director of the MCC Foundation.