- Local Students Learn About Kidney Health at Career Day
- May 26, 2016
Matthew Merendina, Network Biotechnology Manager in Dialysis at Winthrop, visited his daughter’s class at Nokomis Elementary for Career Day.
Mineola, NY – Matthew Merendina, Biotechnology Manager of Dialysis at Winthrop-University Hospital and Ronkonkoma resident, may have just recruited a few young faces into the healthcare profession.
As part of “Career Day” at Nokomis Elementary in Holbrook, Mr. Merendina visited his daughter’s second grade class to explain the role of the kidney in their bodies. He educated the students on the importance of washing your hands, drinking plenty of water and making healthful food choices to maintain good kidney and health.
Mr. Merendina brought in an artificial kidney that the children passed around the classroom, and handouts for them to color. Many of the students have healthcare professionals and caregivers in their families, and were excited to hear about what inspired Mr. Merendina to pursue his career at Winthrop. Like so many others at Winthrop, his response was to help people and patients live their best lives.