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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 07, 2013
Contact: Carolann Martines

Associate Writer

(516) 663-2234

cmartines@winthrop.org


WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HOSTS HEALTHCARE CAREER FAIR FOR MORE THAN 200 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


Barbara Fischer, MS, RN, Clinical Informatics Education Coordinator at Winthrop-University Hospital (center), and Lisa Prager, RN, Graduate Assistant (right), demonstrate Winthrop’s electronic vital signs program and discuss the growing field of Clinical Informatics with high school students during Winthrop’s Healthcare Career Fair.
More than 200 students from Baldwin High School, Massapequa High School, Mineola High School, and Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead visited Winthrop-University Hospital’s Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center on March 7 to participate in a Healthcare Career Fair, an initiative designed to introduce students to careers in healthcare, as well as to provide them with information about healthy living.

Students had an opportunity to visit display tables where staff from more than 20 Winthrop departments including Clinical Informatics, Home Health Care, Nursing, Pathology, The Pediatric Travel Center, Dialysis, Orthopaedics, Human Resources and Marketing and Public Relations, among others, spoke to students about their specific job responsibilities in the hospital and the various career opportunities in the healthcare field, as well as the educational requirements. In addition, representatives from A Step Ahead Prosthetics were on site to provide educational information to students about the growing field of prosthetics and orthotics. Students also had the chance to watch demonstrations of casting for broken limbs, and the Department of Neuroscience demonstrated Winthrop’s Remote Presence (RP) robot, which allows physicians to remotely see patients in the hospital and is equipped with a stethoscope for a more comprehensive visit. Keigh Niesenbaum, DVM, and Maria Capozzi-Gross of Crawford Dog and Cat Hospital in Garden City were also on site to explain veterinary medicine to students.

“Winthrop-University Hospital was pleased to host such a successful event for high school students, and we look forward to future events that will provide even more students with the same opportunity to learn about the vast career choices in the healthcare field,” said Diane Bachor, Director of Grants and Special Programs at Winthrop.

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