Medical Exploring Program

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About Memorial's Medical Exploring Program

The Memorial Hospital Organization, MH, is a registered Medical Explorers Post 8618. The program is for high school and college students who are interested in Healthcare Careers. Whether you already know what occupation you would like to pursue or you have not decided on a specific career field yet, through Medical Explorers you will have opportunities to learn about many careers, participate in hands-on activities and meet healthcare professionals.

The MH Medical Explorers program is a 9-month program with one group meeting/event held the third Thursday of each month, September through May. Meetings will be held in the conference room of Memorial Hospital unless otherwise indicated. 

Student Participation
  • There will be a limited number of students accepted.

  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than September 3.

  • Students are required to attend 75% of the Post meetings/events.

  • Students are required to complete 4 hours of volunteer time during the program duration. These hours can be at Memorial Hospital or in the community. More details will be provided at the first meeting.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in Memorial Hospital community events including: Health Fairs, Youth Education Events, Blood Drives, and Parades.

Medical Explorers Program Outline
  • Presentations and Demonstrations from the following departments:

    • Pharmacy

    • Nursing

    • Operating Room Nursing

    • Laboratory

    • Cardio Pulmonary

    • Diagnostic Imaging

    • Specialty Providers

    • Therapy and Sports Rehab

    • Rural Health Clinics

  • Activities may include:

    • IV prep and starting of IVs

    • Sutures

    • Blood Draw

    • Surgery Observation

    • Lab Cultures

    • Ultra Sounds

    • CPR Training

    • Hospital Support Staff

    • Tour of Ambulance Base

    • Visit with Air Ambulance Transport

  • Must be 14-21 Years of Age

  • GPA at least 3.0

  • Completed Registration Packet for 2021-2022

Contact Information

Program email address:

Program phone: 618-826-4581 ext 1373

Post Advisor: Brett Bollmann, 618-826-4581

Committee Chairperson: Mariah Bargman, 618-826-4581 ext. 1373

Executive Officer: Susan Diddlebock,­ 618-826-4581

Commitee Member: Apryl Bradshaw 618-826-4581 ext. 1299

Questions, contact Mariah Bargman at or 618-826-4581 ext 1373


Medical Explorers

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Bethany Baughman, Kayla Bert, Hannah Blechle, Abby Blow, Abby Bollmann, Elseah Congiardo, Emma Eggemeyer, Ashley Griggs, Kailey Hall, Claire Hamilton, Camrynn Howie, Aeris Huhman, Madison Kribs, Jada Long, Macey Ludwig, Camryn Luthy, Reese McCormick, Emily Mehrer, Jordan Merideth, Amelia Shemonic, William Sorto, Alison Venus, Jilliyn Wunderlich, and Abigail Zweigart.

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2019-2020 Medical Explorers

Chester High School: Armani Bell (not pictured), Abby Blow, Ashtyn Jany, Audrey Hopper, Mitchell Isom, Madison Kribs, Megan Lix (not pictured), Macey Ludwig, Alana Meyer, Briana Surman. Sparta High School: Jada Long, Anna McDonald, Allison Rheinecker, Jilliyn Wunderlich. Steeleville High School: Rylee Bollmann, Kaelyn Rubach. TRICO High School: Hanna Allen (not pictured), Keegan Brooks, Kylie Bunselmeyer (not pictured), Isabella Fisher, Rylee Fisher, Victoria Frederking. Post Advisor: Brett Bollmann, CEO. Committee Chairperson: Mariah Bargman, Community Relations & Marketing Manager. Executive Officer: Susan Diddlebock, Director of Nursing/CNO. Post Committee Member: Apryl Bradshaw, Administrative Assistant.