Taylorville Memorial Hospital recently welcomed area first graders to the hospital for “My Day.” This is the 37th year the hospital has held the event, and nearly 200 students attended the field trip over two days.
Melissa Thomas is an Administrative Secretary at the hospital and the “My Day” coordinator. She says one of the kids’ favorite parts of the day has been a tradition for years.
Some of the activities the kids do include looking into a microscope, seeing the inside of an ambulance, and distinguishing candies from harmful prescriptions. Thomas says they want the kids to have a good experience at the hospital in case they ever have to make another visit.
Thomas says this is one of the events the hospital staff looks most forward to each year because of having the kids come to the hospital.