Cuyahoga Falls High School students who are interested in a medical career will get a head start this semester at Western Reserve Hospital with the “Health and Wellness Den,” one of four new small learning communities at the high school. The group of more than 70 students met for orientation at Western Reserve on Monday, Sept. 29.
During the orientation, Health and Wellness Den students learned about infection control, patient safety, emergency codes, service excellence and more. As they progress throughout the semester, students will be able to shadow a professional in their chosen field on a one-on-one basis.
“By participating in the Health and Wellness Den, students gain very real experience in the healthcare field that will help guide their future career and college decisions, and our patient-centered staff is delighted to help influence the next generation of healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Western Reserve Hospital.
Western Reserve Hospital serves as an ideal partner for the Health and Wellness Den because nearly every career in this field can be found at the hospital or one of its satellite locations, including careers in medicine, nursing, environmental services, nutrition, biomedical engineering, lab and radiology technology, hospitality management, administration and much more.
In addition to career-path guidance, the Western Reserve Hospital partnership also allows for programming and experiences that expose students to the many ways in which health and wellness touch and influence aspects of their daily lives. The program also offers fun exercises and rewards, such as group and individual wellness tracking via the exclusive MOVBand, T-shirts for participants and more.