Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Mentor(s):Vindra Marsoubian, Carol Hoth, Anna Costa
Topic of Internship
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a non-profit and non-sectarian health care facility that takes utmost care for their patients. Located in 350 Engle Street in Englewood, New Jersey, the hospital first opened on June 14, 1890 and started off as a twelve-bed wooden building. Over time, the hospital has expanded and is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, allowing residents to learn several disciplines that include surgery, critical care medicine, pediatrics, and pathology. The hospital provides patients with the highest quality of care through state-of-the-art clinical programs and advanced treatment. It is known best for its bloodless medicine and surgery program and cardiac and vascular programs.
Summary of Internship
Over the course of the year, I’ve been to different departments around the hospital. I started off volunteering at Courtesy, doing all sorts of tasks that ranged from delivering a STAT specimen to admitting and discharging patients. I was able to grasp a sense of compassion for other people as I got to interact with them those couple times that I’d wheel them to the entrance of the hospital. In the middle of the year, I was assigned to work at the Infusion Center in the Berrie building, where I had to organize charts every week and locate new ones for incoming patients. There, I did clerical work, but I got to develop a sense of organization and time management. Sometimes, I was able to observe a surgery or to shadow a nurse, and those experiences were worthwhile because I’m not sure of what kind of nurse I want to be, so it was good to be exposed to different medical fields in nursing. After March, I was moved to the Labor and Delivery department where I got to witness several births and even a C-section procedure. I’m actually pretty glad that I got to move around a lot, because these experiences have expanded my horizons and thoughts about nursing and what kind of nursing career I’d want to pursue in the future.
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