Evangelical Community Hospital Hosts High School Healthcare Careers Internship Program

June 26, 2018


Healthcare workers are needed 24/7 throughout the United States and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of healthcare occupations continues to be steady. As one of the largest providers of jobs in the United States, the healthcare industry provides care for millions of people.

Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg is taking proactive steps to prepare students interested in healthcare through a unique program that allows them to experience many aspects of care.  

Each year, the Hospital’s High School Summer Internship Program continues to grow in interest and participation. This year, the class includes 19 individuals, made up of students having completed their junior or senior years at schools throughout the surrounding districts. The students must have a grade point average of 3.3 (88%) or better and the willingness to experience different areas of the healthcare environment.

The 72-hour internship program provides 32 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of one-on-one interaction with nurses and patients. Hospital 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. 

This year’s students come from many school districts including Line Mountain, Midd-West, Mifflinburg, Selinsgrove, Shikellamy, and Warrior Run. 

The students began classroom training in late June and will be placed in five-day rotations in varying departments including obstetrics, emergency, intensive care, and one-day surgery following their classroom instruction. There will be a closing ceremony reception in August where the students are congratulated on their achievements and parents and supporters will get an overview of what the students experienced during their internship.

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.

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