DELAND, Fla., September 18, 2019 – Seniors from DeLand High School’s medical program recently toured AdventHealth DeLand, the teenagers’ first step towards internships and job shadowing opportunities.
As part of Deland High School’s emergency medical responder class, the students toured the emergency department and clinical simulation lab, attended a presentation on clinical safety measures, and learned from AdventHealth DeLand’s chief nursing officer Craig Lindsey and coordinator of clinical education Peg Davis.
The tour gave students a unique insight into the hospital setting, as they met with different healthcare professionals, learned about the different career opportunities available within the healthcare industry, and participated in an interactive experience.
In the clinical simulation lab, students used AdventHealth DeLand’s new high-tech mannequin, capable of simulating hundreds of medical conditions in realistic scenarios. During this portion of the tour, registered nurses used the simulation mannequin to teach the students how to perform CPR.
Beginning this fall, the students will have opportunities to interact and assist AdventHealth DeLand employees with patients in the following departments: emergency department, oncology, cardiovascular/pulmonary or orthopedics.
“Within our industry, healthcare jobs are expected to have the fastest employment growth over the next 10 years, as there is a great need for nurses, nursing assistants, medical assistants, and more,” said Lindsey. “Providing hands-on learning experiences through internships and job shadowing opportunities is just one way we are helping prepare these students for careers within the medical field.”
Throughout the semester, each AdventHealth hospital in Volusia County will offer a similar experience for local students. This is part of AdventHealth’s $2 million partnership with Volusia County Schools that strives to address three key issues: career development in the healthcare industry; student athlete health; and chronic absenteeism. As part of the historic agreement, AdventHealth has committed to expand not only the care available to students and athletes, but to also develop and enhance career opportunities through the district’s six high school healthcare academies and nine high school and middle school health programs.
About AdventHealth DeLand
AdventHealth DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital DeLand, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth DeLand provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth DeLand, visit http://AdventHealthDeLand.com.