DEARBORN, Michigan – Nearly 50 children experienced health care from both sides – patient and provider – during the annual celebration of Take Your Child to Work Day at Henry Ford Medical Center – Fairlane. The goal of Take Your Child to Work Day is to help children make the connection between what they learn in school and what they can do professionally in the future.
The kids learned when to call 911 and the basics of performing CPR, were treated for “broken bones” and assorted “injuries,” shown how to read X-rays, and ate food from the colors of the rainbow (blueberries, red grapes, green apples, etc.) as part of a lesson on nutrition. They were also given stickers and magnets with the number for Poison Control while learning about what not to ingest.
Children interacted with health care professionals from Henry Ford Medical Center Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology and other departments.
The Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. It provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, the health system is committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse community.
The Henry Ford Medical Group is one of the nation’s largest group practices, with 1,200 physicians and researchers in 40 specialties who staff Henry Ford Hospital and 29 Henry Ford medical centers. Henry Ford has more physicians listed as “Top Docs” than any other hospital in metro Detroit in the book America’s Top Doctors. Henry Ford’s medical centers are located in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Some Medical Group physicians also are on staff at other Henry Ford hospitals. Three medical centers provide 24-hour emergency care and ambulatory surgery and are primary care stroke centers.
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