Do clothes make the man?


Regional administrator Katrina Holmes gives a tour of an operating room at the Sutter Gould Medical Plaza’ new surgery center in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/400th sec. @ f/ 2.8. ISO: 400)

Record reporter Joe Goldeen and I recently toured the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation’s new surgery center in Stockton. Regional administrator Katrina Holmes and a public relations specialist, Craig Baize, led us through the 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. Part of the tour included a walk though the operating rooms, which required us to wear light blue sterile jumpsuits that were a bit geeky looking. Joe and I looked a bit like some sort of surgical wannabes. Fortunately the staff was kind enough not to say anything (at least while we were there).


Reporter Joe Goldeen, left, interviews Regional administrator Katrina Holmes, center, and public relations specialist Craig Baize on a tour of an operating room at the Sutter Gould Medical Plaza’ new surgery center in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/ 2.8. ISO: 400)

The outfits, which I’m sure were functional and quite normal-looking for an operating room, would have been a bit out of place as streetwear. They were lightweight and allowed freedom of movement but were bit stifling when fitted over street clothes.


(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 18mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/ 2.8. ISO: 400)

It’s one of those times when I’m glad that this wasn’t a media event. There would have been teasing about how each other looked and the inevitable pictures of each other in the scrubs. Fortunately, for me at least, I was the only one with a camera.

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