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For 20th Year, Jefferson Hospital Employees ‘Take Your Child To Work’ For A Day

(Visiting children of employees get a tour of the Jeffstat helicopter at Jefferson Hospital.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

(Visiting children of employees get a tour of the Jeffstat helicopter at Jefferson Hospital. Credit: Paul Kurtz)

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By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All across America today, children and parents are bonding as part of the 20th annual “Take Your Kids to Work” Day.

One group of kids was learning about the inner workings of Jefferson Hospital.

A Jeffstat helicopter pilot gave grand tours of the helipad on the rooftop of the Foerderer Pavilion (top photo), one of several stations set up for the sons and daughters of hospital employees.

(Brian Katzenberg at Jefferson Hospital's rooftop helipad on "Take Your Child To Work" Day.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

(Brian Katzenberg at Jefferson Hospital’s rooftop helipad on “Take Your Child To Work” Day. Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Ten-year-old Brian Katzenberg (right) was dressed in oversize surgical scrubs as he visited the chopper.

(Reporter:)  “Who works here, your mom or dad?”

(Brian:)  “My dad.”

(Reporter:)  “And what does he do?”

(Brian:)  “He is a GI doctor.   He does operations.”

(Reporter:)  “Do you want to be a doctor when you grow up?”

(Brian:)  “After I’m an NHL player. After I’m done my career I’ll be a doctor.”

Sounds like he has it all figured out.

Most kids don’t, of course, and Jefferson’s human resources manager, Jennifer DiCampli, says that’s why they’re encouraged to tag along every year.

“I think it’s very interesting they see that there are more things than being a doctor or a nurse. From environmental service to food service, all the way up to the doctors and the surgeons,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

Jefferson Hospital has been involved in “Bring Your Kids to Work” Day since the program was  launched by the Ms. Foundation for Women twenty years ago.

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