Kern Medical builds virtual hospital at county fair

Kern Medical's virtual hospital is seen Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at the Kern County Fair in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Kern Medical built a virtual hospital at the Kern County Fair.

It gave the community the opportunity to see the inner workings of the medical field.

People were able to explore the virtual hospital and speak to doctors and residents about their responsibilities.

There were many educational opportunities, including, car seat safety, how to stop a bleeding wound, bike safety and infant sleeping tips.

Experts shared ways to lead a healthy lifestyle with nutritious food and drinks.

There were also surgical demonstrations, with surgical robots. When Kern Medical bought the Da Vinci robot, it was one out of four in the state of California.

Andrea Pakula, surgeon at Kern Medical, said the robot has made her job easier.

"Not a lot of people know of Kern County and necessarily think of it being on the map, and I think we are putting it on the map with having state-of-the-art technology, doing what is done in major university centers, and it's great that the community gets to come out and see what were doing and get their hands on the technology," she said.

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