Go Hunt Scan – Hospital’s history lesson goes digital

“Thanks for 100 years, Greenville.”

A centennial celebration serves as the foundation for a digital scavenger hunt like no other. On the occassion of its 100th anniversary, Greenville Hospital System (GHS) is chronicling its history through a summer-long event that combines digital technology and community.

From May 4-August 11, 2012, GHS’s Go-Hunt-Scan invites participants to find and scan 100 QR-codes hidden around Greenville, South Carolina. Each scan enters the player to win an assortment of prizes, including a 2012 Chevy Sonic.

And, each scan teaches the player something about the hospital’s shared history with the community of Greenville. Registering for the game affords the player a list of the locations of the 100 codes. Some are hidden in county landmarks like the Greenville Drive’s Fluor Field and the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, while others are only available at events, like the Swamp Rabbit 5K and the Saturday Downtown Market. Others can be found at sponsored locations and many are inside practices and offices affiliated with Greenville Hospital System’s vast network.

I found my first code at the Metropolitan Arts Council office on Augusta Street in Greenville’s downtown:

I’m looking forward to discovering more about health care in my community over the next few months. But, I’m really interested to see how the hunt operates in hopes that more communities can connect community learning with mobile technology.

Full rules and ways to enter can be found at the Go-Hunt-Scan website, or by scanning the QR-code above.

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