LĪHUʻE, Hawai’i (KHON2) — Three public excessive faculties on Kaua’i participated in a program with Wilcox Medical Center to introduce roughly 200 excessive school students to careers within the medical area on Friday, Nov. 18.
Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i and Waimea excessive faculties engaged within the occasion which had offered intensive alternatives for the students to meet and be taught from medical heart employees.
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“We are proud to sponsor this Health Career Fair for our public high school students. Wilcox is a partner and a resource for our Kaua‘i community, and we take that responsibility to heart,” stated Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic.
Various departments at Wilcox Medical Center offered over 20 cubicles with thrilling exhibitions for students and included:
- Walk via post-operation procedures with perioperative nurses.
- Tests for his or her grip power with rehabilitation remedy.
- Disinfecting for his or her telephones thanks to a UV robotic from environmental providers.
- Learning how to apply stitches and sutures to a mannequin.
“By introducing young minds to the many possibilities available in the healthcare career field, we hope to inspire the next generation of medical professionals and show them there are opportunities for them right here at home,” added Chahanovich.
The half-day occasion at Wilcox and Kaua’i medical clinics allowed students to mingle with healthcare professionals and take excursions of working medical settings.
“Health career fairs like this help illustrate that those providing health care are not only nurses
and doctors – they’re radiology techs; they’re people in EKG and ultrasound; they’re facilities
maintenance and housekeepers. We are all on one team, and we all work together to take care
of the patients,” stated Darla Sabry, Wilcox’s vp of affected person providers and chief nurse
Kamehameha Schools helped fund the Health Career Fair of their partnership to assist assist healthcare workforce improvement on Kaua’i.
“It’s important that students know that they don’t have to go to other islands or to the
mainland to get the education needed to work in our community. There are opportunities
available right now, and there will be in the future,” added Sabry.
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“Through collaborative events such as the Health Career Fair,” Wilcox Health stated, “it hopes to provide livable-wage jobs for local people, which in turn supports local families’ financial security and health.”