Hospital allows kids to ride mini cars into surgery room to reduce fear

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MODESTO, Calif. (WTVO) – A California hospital is giving its children patients a unique and fun opportunity to reduce their fear and stress when entering surgery.

Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California has two mini cars, a black Mercedes and a pink Volkswagen Beetle, for its smallest patients to ride into operating rooms, CBS News reports.

The center’s employees hope the cars help ease children’s fear and anxieties before going into surgery. A pre-op nurse, Kimberly Martinez, came up with the idea.

“When the children find out they can go into the operating room riding in a cool little car, they light up and in most cases, their fears melt away,” Martinez said. 

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