FLINT — More than 125 children will get an inside look into the world of health care — and caring for people — on April 28, when Hurley Medical Center hosts its 16th Annual “Bring Your Child to Work Day.”
Hurley’s daylong event, from 7 a.m-4 p.m., is part of the national “Bring Your Child to Work” Day. This year’s theme is “Invent the Future,” and it’s open to all children ages 9-15 who want to know more about working in the health care field.
The annual event kicks off with a formal presentation by Hurley staff in the Merliss Brown Auditorium, starting at 7:30 a.m. Following breakfast, there will be a welcome address by Hurley President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Wardell. Following Wardell’s speech, Firefighter Marcos Brown from Flint Fire Station #1, will speak to the children about fire safety.
Following breakfast and speeches, Hurley employees will lead groups of children on tours of the medical center, including Ultrasound, Sterile Services, Neonatal Intensive CareUnit (NICU), and Respiratory Therapy.
The children will have lunch, and attend a variety of activities scheduled throughout the afternoon, including a life size operation game where children will test their skills of steadiness and learn about human organs at the same time.
During the afternoon Mock Clinic, children will also enjoy wheelchair races, healthy snacks from Hurley Dietitians, and visit Radiology, ER station and Lab/specimen display. — G.G.