Company/Organization: The Valley Hospital
Topic of Internship
Mother Baby and ICU
The Valley Hospital is a fully-accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. As a not-for-profit hospital, Valley is committed to giving back to the community. Valley serve the community by providing thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups, and classes to assist those in need, and care to all those who come through their doors, regardless of their ability to pay. The Valley Hospital is proud of its history of quality patient care and community service, and is known throughout northern New Jersey for its medical and technical excellence.
Summary of Internship
At the Valley Hospital, I was able to experience and work in two rotations of my choice, the Mother/Baby Department and ICU Department. I chose these two departments mainly because I was struggling with deciding what I wanted to do in the future. This helped be because I was in the exact departments that I could be working in the future and it helped me gain an idea of what I preferred. In the Mother/Baby department, I mostly shadowed nurses and doctors to get a feel of their day. Most of the time, I saw patients and viewed procedures, which I really enjoyed. I felt very comfortable in this setting because all of the staff members were always welcoming and encouraged participation. In the ICU department, I followed predominantly nurses which I felt gave me a better outlook. The doctors are very busy and not always in the hospital, so being with a nurse always kept me busy, while learning new things. All in all, my time interning at the Valley Hospital was extremely valuable because of the variety and quality of the things I learned.
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