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Exploring Healthcare Careers at Junior Explorers Camp


Junior Explorers Camp participants, L-R (Back) Jolynn Frazer, Natalie Venus, Myra Yankey, Jaretzy Garcia, Kinsley Hecht, Ronin Bradshaw, Edwin Garcia, (Front) Mabrie Cushman, Hadlie Cushman, Morgan Nanney, Brenna Hammel.
Junior Explorers Camp participants, L-R (Back) Jolynn Frazer, Natalie Venus, Myra Yankey, Jaretzy Garcia, Kinsley Hecht, Ronin Bradshaw, Edwin Garcia, (Front) Mabrie Cushman, Hadlie Cushman, Morgan Nanney, Brenna Hammel.

Memorial Hospital held its 2nd Annual Junior Explorers Camp, June 19-21, 2024. A group of 11 young adults ventured into the world of healthcare at the hospital's camp, designed exclusively for students entering 6th-8th grade.


From exploring various hospital departments to meeting passionate staff members, the campers got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a healthcare facility. Students engaged with state-of-the-art equipment, uncovering the endless possibilities that healthcare professions offer.

 

The mission of the camp is to inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders. "By providing hands-on experiences and interactive sessions, we aimed to ignite a spark of curiosity in our campers, encouraging them to consider the vast array of healthcare careers available," explains Mariah Bargman, Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator and camp organizer.

 

Throughout the camp, students had the opportunity to explore a myriad of healthcare professions, from nursing and radiology to dentistry and physical therapy. By learning from professionals and participating in skills workshops, our campers gained valuable insights into the diverse roles within the healthcare industry.

 

A thank you goes out to all the dedicated individuals who contributed to the success of the Junior Explorers Camp. From leading engaging sessions to sharing their expertise, the presenters played a pivotal role in shaping a memorable experience for the campers.



Thank you to those who presented:

  • Julie Stern, Director of Human Resources - Introduction to healthcare careers, fun personality quiz that helped the students learn what careers may fit their personalities.

  • Angela Mohring, Infection Control RN - Germs & viruses with GlowGerm activity.

  • Mike Witt, Laboratory Director & Tifanie Conway, Lab Technician - Looking at slides through microscopes and department tour.

  • Andrea Zweigart, Director of Diagnostic Imaging - Bone structure, looking at x-ray images, and department tour.

  • Mariah Bargman, BLS Instructor - CPR, AED, and First Aid.

  • Megan Stewart, Occupational Therapist - Adaptive equipment to assist with activities of daily living such as dressing and feeding.

  • Ryan Schaal, Physical Therapist and Director of Rehab Services - Taping for injuries and proper stretching techniques.

  • Isabel Hotop, Speech Language Pathologist - Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders.

  • Georgia Stipe, Director of Cardiopulmonary - Pulse oximetry demonstration, listening to breath sounds, and sleep lab tour.

  • Dr. Melaina Hess, Dentist with Chester Family Dental - Dentistry and tooth fillings.

  • Ashley Homan, Specialty Clinic Manager and Sydney Witthoft, Medical Assistant - Patient processes at the clinic, specialists, and procedure tools.

  • Jeanice Brandes, Director of Dietary - Department tour, the role of food in health care, and creating a healthy snack.

  • Kelly Jany, MSU Nurse Manager and Kim Ruebke, ER Nurse Manager - Department tours, using a lift to move a patient, CPR Autopulse demonstration, and IO drill practice.

  • Mindy Bramlett, OR Nurse Manager and Adrienne Caby, RN - OR tour, activity simulating laparoscopic surgery, and donning/doffing PPE properly.

  • Charlie Bargman, Lieutenant of Chester Fire Department - Tour of fire truck and demonstrating use of fire hoses.

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