Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Mentor(s):Vindra Marsoubian & Mitch Page
Topic of Internship
Englewood Hospital began in 1890 as a voluntary health care facility that is devoted to “the care, maintenance and cure of the sick, the injured and the infirm.” Throughout the years, the hospital has grown and is now affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s vision statement says that the hospital will be “the regional leader in providing state-of-the-art, compassionate care in a humanistic environment.”
Summary of Internship
My internship involves shadowing my mentor, Mitch Page. He is the lead HVAC, which stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. HVAC employees take service calls about odor and temperature complaints, among other things. Mitch, being the lead HVAC employee, has more responsibilities. Not only does he oversee all HVAC employees, but he also meets with engineering contractors about projects. The contractors will bid on the project, and Mitch will relay the information to the head of engineering. Vindra, the volunteer services secretary who oversees about 200 junior volunteers, makes sure all of them adhere procedures and coordinates with individuals from individual departments and other organizations.
Following him around has been a great experience. As engineering is something that interests me, it is important to get experience in the field before I declare my major. My mentor is always telling me that engineering experience will always trump engineering education, and that this time for me is critical for a future in the field. Also, being able to interact with engineering contractors also allows me to see a part of the field that was unknown to me before. But, I would say the best part of my internship is traveling around the hospital and watching Mitch help people. Although we normally hang around the basements or rooftops, it is nice to realize that he is helping make this hospital run, and I am honored to take part in it.
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