SALINAS, CA, July 12, 2018- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is kicking off its 18th annual Medical Adventure Camp next week. The two week day camp is for
children 10 to 12 years of age and provides an up close and personal look
at the many career and volunteer opportunities in health care.
“Medical Adventure Camp opens up the world of healthcare to children
in our community,” says Shannon Graham, Director, Volunteer &
Health Career Services.
“They learn about a variety of health-related topics in interactive
classes led by physicians, clinical staff and volunteers.”
Medical Adventure Camp provides positive role models and opportunities
for bonding with kids of diverse backgrounds. It also exposes the students
to the benefits of compassionate patient care. Student volunteers help
guide the campers, while hospital staff and physicians present classes
To date, nearly 400 kids have participated in Medical Adventure Camp. Medical
Adventure camp is sponsored by the Children’s Miracle Network, the
hospital’s medical staff and the Service League Volunteers. This
year’s camp is taking place from July 16th-27th from 9:30am-3:00pm.
Editor note: Spanish language news release and photos attached.
About Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is an integrated network
of health care programs, services and facilities. At the core of the System
is an acute care, public district hospital licensed for 263 beds. Several
distinct specializations and programs at SVMHS include the Regional Heart
Program, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit operated in partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford, Joint Replacement Center, Regional Spine Center and Sleep Medicine
Center. Salinas Valley Memorial features advanced imaging and diagnostic
tools, including the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
and the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center. Salinas Valley Memorial employs
more than 1,800 people; its medical staff includes more than 300 board-certified
physicians across a range of specialties. For more information, visit