BEAVER DAM – On Tuesday October 24, 2017, a select group of students and an advisor from both Horicon High School and Mayville High School participated in a Health Careers Exploration Day at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. This event was co-sponsored by the South Central WI-AHEC (Area Health Education Center) and the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.
These high school students were given a rare opportunity to learn about Health Care Career options in a behind the scenes look at the daily operations of the hospital by touring the Health WORKS/ Emergency Room, Lab, Medical Imaging and Diagnostics and Surgery. Students also participated in hands-on activities replicating tasks they may be responsible for as a health care professional. The Junior and Senior students were also provided with informational presentations from Human Resources.
Students had time to participate in round table discussions about Health Care Career Ladders, Dietary and Rehabilitation Careers from a professional who is trained and works in each of the departments. They finished the day with two presentations more specific to our local communities. One was about the Blue Zone Project. This project focuses on a new approach to health care involving a more pro-active approach to personal and community health. The emphasis is on healthy life choices with community involvement. Students also had the opportunity to hear a representative from Moraine Park Technical College.
One student said, “ I now realize that health care is where I belong [and] I can’t wait for the future.”