It’s an inside look most people don’t get inside a children’s hospital, unless you’re a parent or a medical professional.

Invitees and Children’s Hospital of Georgia Advisory Board members recently took part in a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s specialty areas, including the neonatal intensive care unit, operating rooms, pediatric intensive care unit, and the pediatric emergency room and trauma center.

Tour attendees met with staff from each department, who offered details on the day-by-day inner workings of how our children’s hospital provides care for more than 76,000 children and their families every year.

For Advisory Board member Dayle Burns, a retired educator, it was an eye-opening experience. “It gave us a completely different perspective on just how much very specific specialized care is available to Georgians in that hospital,” said Burns, who brought along her husband, Georgia House Majority Leader Jon G. Burns, R-Newington; State Representative Jodi Lott, R-Evans; and State Representative Mack Jackson, D-Sandersville. “I was amazed at the scope of care—and realizing that children come from all over Georgia. It’s not just an Augusta hospital.”