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PMH hosts Camp Med

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:09 p.m. CDT
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Perry Memorial Hospital recently hosted its Camp Med for area junior high school students. Pictured (seated, from left) during the event are Elijah Lind, Austin Osborn, Rieder Pistole and Logan Hardy; (second row) Megan Brooker, Erika Sorenson, Kiley Schenck, Kayleigh Matsko, Jocelyn Lucas and Kelsey Pennington; and (back row) PMH Professional Recruiter Kyle Burrows, Analise Karvonen, Kurt Bitting, Miranda Sorenson, Emily Hartman, Alexa Loftus and Northwestern Illinois AHEC Director Teresa Strum.

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital hosted Camp Med, a health science camp for junior high school students, on June 9-12.

Fifteen students participated in the four-day camp that explored careers in healthcare. Students were introduced to healthcare professionals in laboratory, radiology, rehabilitation, nursing, respiratory, pharmacy, orthopedics, emergency, dietary, plant operations and surgery. In addition, the campers engaged in variety of hands on activities like reading X-rays, creating laboratory cultures, making splints and casts, taking vital signs and a various other health related activities.

The camp was funded through a grant from Northwestern Illinois AHEC Network.

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