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High School Students Get Close-Up Look at Medical Careers

PALM COAST, Fla., January 31, 2018 – Last week, more than 50 students from both Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas high schools got a better look at the types of careers found inside Florida Hospital Flagler.  
 
This opportunity is one of a series of Career Exploration Tours sponsored by the Flagler Education Foundation and Flagler Schools through the Classroom to Careers initiative.  
 
The day began with Denise Duty, Florida Hospital Flagler director of inpatient services, giving the students an overview of the myriad of careers available inside the hospital. Directors of the various hospital departments then briefly described each of their fields.  Students were provided with information on salary opportunities, training requirements, and personal experiences from each of the presenters. 
 
It was then time for the students to “gear up” in gowns, head coverings, and gloves as they learned the importance of keeping their hands clean within the hospital. Florida Hospital Flagler staff taught the lesson by way of a timed contest, which had the students racing to see who could correctly get ready the fastest for an emergency situation.
 
As part of the experience, the students were separated into smaller groups for guided tours of the various working areas of the hospital. They saw firsthand how each department works together, from environmental services and food services to physical therapy and radiology. 
 
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Flagler has 99-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.
 
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Students from Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas high schools toured Florida Hospital Flagler to learn about the various on career opportunities and training requirements for the various occupations within the healthcare industry.