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Arrowhead campus hosts health professions day

Aug 12, 2019

Partnership opens doors to health careers for local high school students

GLENDALE (Aug. 12, 2019) – Students from local high schools recently visited Abrazo Arrowhead Campus to learn about health careers. The event was held in collaboration with Midwestern University’s Health Careers Institute for High School Students.

Abrazo Arrowhead Midwestern DaySixty high school and Midwestern students toured the hospital on July 17 to meet staff and physicians and learn about the many types of health professions.

Students visited the hospital laboratory, labor and delivery unit, couplet care, diagnostic imaging, emergency department and cardiac catheterization lab. Donning protective “bunny suits,” they toured of one of the operating rooms for an inside look at how patients are prepared for surgery.

The students’ day at Abrazo Arrowhead is part of an annual eight-day summer program offered by Midwestern University for area high school students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

“The behind-the-scenes field trip to Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is a great way to how a hospital works and learn about the many types of jobs available in the health field. This was the 15th year our hospital has hosted students and another example of our ongoing commitment to helping sustain quality care in our community,” said Abrazo Arrowhead Campus CEO Jeff Patterson.

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is also a primary clinical site for the Abrazo Health internal medicine and general surgery residency programs.

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