About 65 children, 8 to 14 years old, headed to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center with their employee parents on Thursday, as the hospital once again participated in Take Your Child to Work Day.
The children were divided into groups by age. They spent time rotating through different departments, including radiology, security, physical therapy, laboratory, and the biggest hits — the operating room and the Nutrition Services department.
The program featured various hands-on activities for kids.
This year, the hospital added the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) component, in which careers in health care were integrated into interactive demonstrations, allowing children to learn what their grandparents might experience through the aging process.
The hospital has participated in Take Your Child to Work Day for about 10 years.