Business and community leaders enjoy tour of hospital

SAAC Internal Study Mission

Business and community leaders were introduced to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and its unique mission when they toured the hospital as part of the 7th Annual Internal Study Mission facilitated by the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 22 & 23.

The two-day event drew a record number of participants – 86 in all –who gained insight into local industry through meetings with local leaders and site tours. Discussions focused on a variety of topics – downtown development, regional branding, Sacramento’s “med zone,” the “farm-to-fork” movement, education, and the methodology for successful startups.
The first stop on the tour was the Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (IPRM), home to an international team of scientists devoted to bringing discoveries from the research laboratory to the bedside. Occupying an entire floor of the hospital, the IPRM is a joint project of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

SAAC Internal Study Mission

Next stop was the Motion Analysis Lab, one of only four of its kind in California. Inside this high-tech lab, participants learned how a patient’s movement is measured with video documentation, 3-D motion analysis, and muscle-timing information.

The Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics Specialists (POPS) was the final stop on the tour. A regional leader in scoliosis and club foot bracing, POPS brings more than 175 years of combined experience designing braces, artificial arms and legs, and other adaptive devices for children. POPS is strategically located near the hospital’s therapy gym where occupational and physical therapists help children regain strength, skills, abilities and independence as they guide young patients on how to use adaptive devices and walk on their new legs.
Many attendees commented on our gorgeous boardroom and community event meeting spaces. To learn how you can coordinate a meeting space for your group, please call Joe Ramos at 916-453-2018 or send email to

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