Company/Organization: Englewood Hosptial and Medical Center
Topic of Internship
Rehabilitation - Speech-Language Pathology
At Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has a reputation as a leader in providing high quality healthcare in a humanistic environment using state-of-the-art technology, and providing innovative programs and services. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is one of the leading hospitals in Bergen County. They receive such high recognitions as Speech Therapy is provided for adults and children who have communication and swallowing problems which may have occurred because of a stroke, head injury or a developmental delay. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a 520-bed, acute care, community-teaching hospital located in Englewood, New Jersey, and is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. A leader in innovative services, Englewood Hospital offers a broad range of state-of-the-art, nationally and internationally recognized clinical programs including, The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center, The New Jersey Institute for the Advancement of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, and The Heart and Vascular Institute of New Jersey. Additionally, the Medical Center has achieved Magnet status - a prestigious distinction for extraordinary patient care achieved by only 4% of all U.S. hospitals - by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association.
Summary of Internship
I start my internship during the summer through the Health Care Opportunity Program. I made a large impact on me and I decided to stay with the internship through my Senior Experience. I also chose to pursuer this internship because I plan to study speech-language pathology as a major in college. On Thursdays I usually stay for a 6 hour work day. I sit in with all her appointments and observe the variety of patients that my mentor sees. She treats stroke victims, children with speech delays, and many more. I observed that my mentor approaches each patient with a different way to treat them. Other times I do clerical work but those are responsibilities that usually come with being an intern. I also sit through meetings she holds with other therapists on her floor since often the therapists have overlapping patients. During this discussion I take mental notes and see the complications and responsibilities that come with the job. This internship gave me a general and up-close view on the job. Coming out of the internship I know what to expect in the real world. I recommend this internship to anyone who wants exposure to the therapy specifically the speech field.
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