Published: 06/17/2013

Evangelical Community Hospital Hosts High School Internship Program

According to the US Department of Labor, healthcare employment continues to look positive as healthcare is growing at a faster rate than most areas of the economy, painting a picture of opportunity for those now entering the career market.
Evangelical Community Hospital is taking proactive measures to assure quality healthcare in the community and to encourage future nursing and healthcare students to follow their career goals.
The Hospital is proud to once again host its High School Summer Healthcare Careers Internship to 21 students entering into their junior or senior year, or newly graduated students who have been accepted into nursing school. The program is geared to those students looking to get into nursing or those interested in a healthcare career. In recent years, the program has been recognized by the Hospital and Health System Association of PA (HAP) for honoring excellence and innovation in the healthcare field.
The 72-hour internship program provides 32 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of one-on-one interaction with nurses and patients. Hospital nurse educators teach the students a variety of skills including CPR certification, lifting and transfer techniques, and personal care skills. The classroom training includes a fully recreated patient stay where students learn how to care for a patient from feeding, bathing, and oral hygiene to making the bed and completing paperwork.
Students are from surrounding schools including Lewisburg, Line Mountain, Midd-West, Mifflinburg, Milton, Selinsgrove, Shikellamy, and Sunbury Christian Academy.
The students began classroom training on June 17 and will be placed in five-day rotations in varying departments including obstetrics, emergency, intensive care, and one-day surgery following their classroom instruction. On August 1, 2013 there will be a closing ceremony reception.
Students can use their summer experiences at the Hospital to meet job shadowing requirements while experiencing first-hand a career path they might wish to pursue. For more information on the High School Summer Healthcare Careers Internship program, call (570) 522-2727 or visit
Evangelical Community Hospital is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 130 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.


Evangelical’s 2013 High School Summer Healthcare Careers Internship Students

Front row left to right:
Rachel Goodling, Tanner Bingaman, Elizabeth Metzger, Madison Reed, Morgan Unger, Cassandra Lewis, Madison Wenrich, Mary Erdman, Bailey Baralt, and Ashley Hummel.
Back row left to right: Michael Berger, Michael Mull, Dakota Portzline, Jessica King, Alexandria Simon, Casey Stuck, Madeline Yoder, Krista Hayes, Janelle Arbogast, Logan McGlaughlin, Sarah Young.