Mentoring the Next Generation of Caregivers
Anderson County Youth Leadership recently visited Methodist for their class Healthcare Day. Students from Anderson County and Clinton High Schools take part in Youth Leadership, which is a program offered by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, which fosters leadership skills, acquaints students with their community’s needs, opportunities, problems, resources, and infrastructure, and familiarizes students with career and leadership opportunities available in their community.
While at Methodist, the students learned about the broad range of careers available in healthcare as they listened to job descriptions and asked questions with staff representing the pharmacy, medical imaging, dietitians – as well as volunteer opportunities at the hospital. Interactive demonstrations showed students the organization and teamwork required to keep a hospital running effectively.
Additionally, they had an opportunity to gain hands-on experience as they participated in special lab stations. Students tested their skills using endoscopy equipment, learned how to give CPR on adults and infants, and discovered the complexities of hand hygiene and infection control.
Teamwork Makes it Happen
A special thank you to all the MMCers who took time out of the day to work with these students: Cher Stallings, Family Birthing Center; Jessica Abraham, Infection Prevention; Nicole Burton, Surgery; Christopher Crock, Surgery; Mari Beth Waschevski, Nursing Education; Patricia Jeffers, Nursing Education; Carol King, Nursing Education; Taynia Thornton, Volunteer Services; Paige Adkins, Nutrition; Mike Manfredo, Medical Imaging; and Chuck Ashley, Pharmacy.
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