Safari-Themed ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’ Gives Career Exploration A Whole Meaning
SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento hosted a “Take Your Child to Work Day,” but this is much different than the usual one where the children just sit around and watch Mom or Dad work. More than a dozen stations were set up for children to learn about healthcare and try their hand at specialized skills.
Among the stations:
- A giant-sized game of “Operation” where kids can test their surgery skills.
- A machine will “X-ray” the children’s arms in real time.
- Kids were able to pet and interact with dogs used for therapy throughout the hospital.
- The hospital’s germ-zapping robot will be displayed to show how it helps to kill germs in patient rooms.
“I love our pediatric services, and I love kids,” said Trisha Klaassen, R.N., SMCS clinical nurse educator who helped construct the oversized “Operation” game. “I wanted to find a good way to teach them about what we do here and how we teach.”
It was presented with a safari theme—featuring exotic animals (not real, of course!) such as lions, zebras, elephants and monkeys—adding to the fun and adventure of the day.
The event is really a celebration of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento teams and the work they do every day. Staff put on the entire event themselves and look forward to it each year.
According to a new list by Forbes magazine, Sutter Health ranked 26th on California’s list and took the top spot for employers headquartered in the Sacramento region.