“How do you make sick people better… How much money does a doctor make…What happens if all your blood dried up?” All questions posed by nearly 50 second graders from Highlandville Elementary during a tour of Skaggs Regional Medical Center on November 14.
The students toured the hospital in Branson, MO and listened to a handful of Skaggs employees, who explained their role in healthcare, from administration to physicians.
“This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the many careers awaiting them,” explains Michelle Leroux, Skaggs Media Relations Specialist. “When they think about the hospital environment, kids typically think of what they know, doctors and nurses. But, there are many roles that are vital to our daily operations. We were excited to be able to share our expertise with these young minds.”
Brian Clonts, M.D., Skaggs hospitalist helped keep the presentation lively with some kid-friendly doctor jokes. He also demonstrated what a wellness check for someone their age would look like. “Showing a child what they can expect during a doctor’s visit helps put them at ease for the real visit,” explains Dr. Clonts.
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