As seen in the Hudson Star-Observer, January 16, 2014:
About 30 Hudson High School students ventured to area business to learn about Healthcare careers on Friday, January 10. "The purpose of the Healthcare Discovery Day event is to provide students with the opportunity to explore healthcare careers, to understand what career ladders are, and to see how they can bring value to the community," said Melissa Hansen, school-to-careers coordinator at Hudson High School.
At Hudson Hospital, ninth graders learned about an array of healthcare careers with educational and hands-on learning opportunities. Sarah Stockman, manager, laboratory, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, is the hospital representative on the healthcare advisory council. Here role is to partner with the council to offer educational experiences for students that are leaning towards a career in healthcare. "It's great to get a chance to help our high school students discover all the career options that are available to them in the healthcare filed. We hope to inspire them to continue their education and become healthcare professionals," said Stockman.
Students learned about various healthcare careers from hospital staff including lab, dietary, Birth Center and Surgery & Procedure Center. They also toured the Emergency Center, Imaging Center and Rehabilitation Center Physical Therapy.
At the hospital, they also watched the simulated resuscitation of a choking baby, met with a dietitian and observed lab work, among other healthcare and education. Hansen said they are very appreciative of the help of the council members, as well as the cooperation of the businesses involved: Catalyst Sports Medicine, Hudson Hospital and Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)."
"The people here are absolutely amazing and I applaud them," she said.