Gordon Hospital Hosts Surgical Outreach Program for Local High School Students

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On Wednesday, March 22, sixteen students from Calhoun High School, Sonoraville High School, Gordon Central High School, and Georgia-Cumberland Academy attended the Gordon Hospital Surgical Outreach Program for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Gordon Hospitals urologic oncologist and Director of Robotic Surgery Hak Lee, MD; Director of Surgical Services Vernon Gipson, RN; Robotic Clinical Coordinator Sharon Bass, RN; and the remainder of the robotic surgical team devoted an entire day to training students to develop basic suturing skills, laparoscopic surgical skills, da Vinci robotic skills, and endoscopic urological techniques.

I wanted to provide a service to students that opens their eyes to what career paths are out there and expose them to things that they don't normally see, said Dr. Lee. This program is meant to get students interested and involved in the surgical or medical field and to give them a foundation to start their educational careers.

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospitals in 9 states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, employee engagement, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health Systems more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient.

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