Jameson Hospital Opens Doors to Future Healthcare Professionals with the Medical Careers Exploration Program

Date: 10/29/2012

 October 29, 2012 -Jameson Hospital and The Moraine Trails Council have joined forces to create a Medical Careers Exploration Program for teenagers. The program is open to students in grades 9-12 attending school in Lawrence County, and will meet once a month during the school year. The next meeting is scheduled for November 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and is currently open for enrollment. 
Jameson Health System will introduce new and better technology in health care finding more efficient ways to treat patients.  The MAK (Medication Administration Check) is an electronic system that is a work station on wheels, greatly reducing chances of medication errors.  At the November session, students will experience how patients are monitored on a mobile computer linked to the MAK technology. The focus of the program is to help provide students with an overview of careers in the medical and healthcare field. The program also gives students a quality understanding of the demands of the jobs and the educational requirements associated with various positions.

Jameson Health System’s Director of Human Resources, Marcie Patton shares, “We have about 1,300 employees and over 250 different jobs. This program helps open student’s eyes to different areas within health care and can plant the seed for career planning.” Jameson Hospital staff and various medical professionals will interact, mentor and speak to the students about their occupations. As students gain knowledge and information, it will help them to make sound decisions for future education toward their career paths. A sampling of career fields that will be highlighted throughout the program include: various aspects of nursing, surgical services, medical imaging, lab, pharmacy and rehabilitation services.

Goals for the Medical Explorers include:

  • Gaining practical knowledge and experience in local healthcare
  • Engaging in a program of activities centered on career opportunities, life skills, service learning, character education and leadership experience to encourage the development of the whole person
  • Experiencing positive leadership and being given opportunities to take on leadership roles

This program will grant a unique opportunity for high school students to delve into a hands-on learning exploration while instilling the value of local healthcare provided at Jameson Hospital, the largest employer in Lawrence County and the primary source of healthcare in our local region.

For more information on joining the Medical Careers Exploration Program, call Marcie Patton at
724-656-4116.