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Healthcare Career Day Held at WHMS

Monday, February 3, 2020
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students with lab coats and gloves
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ATKINSON —West Holt Medical Services hosted its annual “Healthcare Career Day” on Friday, January 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for twenty area juniors from West Holt, Stuart, Chambers and West Boyd High Schools.

Ten different stations were set up for students to rotate through where nurses, physician assistants, lab technicians, surgical technicians and other hospital staff prepared hands-on activities and demonstrations for the students to participate in.
Participants included: West Holt High School students Kalie Reiman, Brianna Rentschler, Sophie Laber, Madison Tunender, Jackson Butterfield, Sierra Schartz, Haley Peek, Alexa Schaaf, Grace Pinckney, and Kevona Brown; Chambers High School students Tessa Metschke, Brooke Ehlers, Kassidy Hoerle, and Alexis Butterfield; Stuart High School students Alyssa King and Taylor Schaaf; and West Boyd High School students Audrey Mohr, Catalina Knox, Lauryn Hoffman and Kiryn Kayl.

“This career day has opened my eyes and help me realize that healthcare is the career path I want to pursue.” shared Stuart Public Schools student, Taylor Schaaf.

“With a nationwide shortage of healthcare workers, it is important to expose students to various careers in the medical field. Through events like this West Holt Medical Services is helping to raise up the next generation of healthcare professionals,” shared Jessica Prussa, Marketing and Foundation Director at West Holt Medical Services.