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Students can explore careers in health care

The Union Hospital TECH career program allows students to receive hands-on experience and learn basic hands-only CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator device.


Area high school students considering or wanting to learn more about careers in health care can participate in a free, hands-on program hosted over the next few months at Union Hospital.
The first Union Hospital Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare career program will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the hospital, where students will learn about UH TECH, tour Union Hospital, receive hands-on experience in the laboratory department, and learn basic hands-only CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator device.
UH TECH has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in health care. Each UH TECH career camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use and the education needed to enter the field.
For questions and/or to register, call Holly Hillyer, chairman of UH TECH, UH community relations coordinator, at 330-364-0884 or email hollyh@unionhospital.org">hollyh@unionhospital.org. Students should register for each event they are interested in attending.
The UH TECH career program is held once a month on Saturday mornings through April. The next event on Feb. 10 will include visits to the department of physical and occupational therapy and the cardiology and vascular testing areas of the hospital.
A focus on radiology and surgery is planned for the career camp on March 10. Students will interact with professional staff and get hands-on experiences in those departments. 
The final career camp of the year will be on April 14 for students to learn about nursing, emergency medical air transport and emergency medical services.
After the final career camp event, graduating seniors are invited to apply for a $1,000 UH TECH scholarship award, given annually to a student who plans to continue education after high school in a health-care-related field.
For more information about the UH TECH career camps and registration, visit the UH website at www.unionhospital.org/employment-opportunities/learn-about-careers-in-healthcare/. Detailed information about UH TECH also will be provided to area high school guidance offices. Career camp information is available on the UH TECH Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UHTECHcareerprogram.

Published: January 12, 2018
New Article ID: 2018180109958