A group of high school students tour the Operating Room, one of four departments that over 45 students interested in the healthcare field visited during “Healthcare Careers Day” at Penn Highlands Elk.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jackie Lundy
The Community Education Center
St. Marys- Penn Highlands Elk partnered with the Community Education Center’s (CEC) DISCOVER Partnership to offer “Healthcare Careers Day” for local students in Elk County. Those in attendance represented ECC, Johnsonburg, Ridgway, and St. Marys area high schools. Throughout the day, staff at Penn Highlands engaged students in hands-on tours and demonstrations in selected departments. Groups visited the Pulmonary Function Testing Lab, Radiology, Rehabilitation, and the Operating Room. Following the tours, hospital staff demonstrated patient care on “SimMan,” a life-sized mannequin used for training. Hospital administration was on hand to discuss the demand for a range of careers in healthcare and the education required for each. They also answered a multitude of questions relating to the healthcare field. All in attendance got a behind-the-scenes glimpse into careers in healthcare. Students hope to use the information that was learned as they plan for life after graduation. For more information on this and similar programs offered by the DISCOVER Partnership, contact the CEC at (814) 781-3437 or visit communityedcenter.com. For more information on careers at Penn Highlands Elk, visit www.phhealthcare.org.
The Community Education Center, together with business,