Student Information

Student Name

Fiona Kim




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Holy Name Medical Center

Mentor(s):Karen Chapman, Richard Brown

Topic of Internship

Emergency Department

Background Information

Holy Name Hospital was founded in 1925 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace. Within the hospital there are centers of excellence in cancer care, cardiovascular services, interventional radiology, dialysis treatment, women’s health care, neurological services, state of the art diagnostic treatments, and health management services. Holy Name Hospital provides high quality health care which extends to treatments and recovery. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and the third in the world to use respiratory gating technology to treat lung cancer.This hospital has received an outstanding three JD Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Awards for Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Service Excellence. Each year the hospital receives 26,000 inpatients, 44,000 Emergency Department patients and 18,000 outpatient clinic and ambulatory surgery patients. There are 700 certified physicians who treat these patients and have their own specialties. The hospital is also affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Holy Name Hospital has been affiliated with the New York-Presbyterian Health System since 1997, which has brought a numerous number of services such as an upgraded nursery, increased access to clinical trials programs, and more educational opportunities for the physicians.

Summary of Internship

The Emergency Room is a room equipped for patients needing all types of procedures. My duty in such a department is not only to learn and experience but to help make the procedure to proper health care a smooth process. Sometimes this includes the direct cooperation with patients and nurses. Part of my duty to the patient, is to get the patient to the correct room and make sure he or she is comfortable. My duty to the nurses includes helping them with any procedures such as EKGs, urine testing, stool testing, check-in at triage, and more. Other times I take routes around the Emergency Room to stock the rooms, the stations, the pods, and the medical carts or I would send samples and data to the labs. These small but important tasks help the Emergency Room run efficiently. And in return, I learn more about the medical field each week.

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