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CH Career Discovery Days Inspired Area Students

Community Hospital recently hosted a successful Career Discovery Days on March 4 & 5. The event, aimed at providing students with insights into various healthcare careers, was met with enthusiasm from both attendees and organizers alike.

The two-day event attracted participation from nine schools, with over 100 students registered to attend. The program featured interactive sessions and demonstrations from Radiology, Nursing, Dietician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Labor & Delivery, Speech, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Marketing, Surgery, Pharmacy and more, allowing students to engage directly with healthcare professionals and gain practical insights into their respective fields. A special thanks to Marc Harpham with McCook Fire Department for volunteering time to teach Stop the Bleed session, as well as Priority Medical for sharing knowledge about ambulance care.

Community Hospital Population Health & Outreach Coordinator, Baleigh Abbott, expressed her delight in the event's success, highlighting the rewarding nature of the experience for both students and staff. Abbott emphasized the value of hands-on activities, which offered participants a comprehensive glimpse into the diverse array of healthcare careers available.

Reflecting on their experience, one student shared their thoughts, stating, "I like how realistic and hands on the whole experience was. This made me want to work in a hospital.” This sentiment echoes the overarching goal of Career Discovery Days: to inspire and empower the next generation of healthcare professionals by providing them with valuable exposure and opportunities.

Community Hospital extends its gratitude to all participating schools, students, volunteers, and staff whose dedication and enthusiasm contributed to the success of Career Discovery Days. By nurturing curiosity and passion for healthcare, Community Hospital remains committed to fostering a brighter future for both individuals and the region at large.

For more information about Community Hospital and its upcoming events, please visit or contact 308.344.8550.

Cutline: Students received detailed instruction and hands on experience about diverse medical fields, expanding their knowledge and preparing for future careers in healthcare.