Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Mentor(s):Carol Hoth and Karen Wilk
Topic of Internship
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian voluntary healthcare facility, it was incorporated as such in 1888. Englewood Hospital’s staff is highly motivated to provide the best care possible for all of its patients. On June 14th of 1890 Englewood Hospital opened its doors as a twelve bed wooden building. The facility took up only three acres of Engle Street land. As time progressed Englewood hospital grew in size. New buildings were added and the hospital was able to take help more people. The hospital went from having twelve beds to two hundred fifty beds, To five hundred and twenty beds today. The Hospital is well known for its bloodless medicine program, surgery, cardiac, and vascular programs, as well as for being a leader in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Englewood hospital is not only a place of healing and learning it is also a place where medical research can be conducted.
Summary of Internship
Every Thursday, I go to Englewood Hospital, I sign into their system in the courtesy office on the LL0 floor of the Hospital. My day begins promptly at nine o’clock, after signing in I go to the physical therapy office on the second floor of the Hospital. As an intern of the Physical Therapy department, the first thing I do is check each of the therapy table to see if the linen needs to be restocked. After restocking the tables, I restock the cabinets with linen. Then I would wipe down the equipment that would be used during the day. Once this is completed I would change the linen of any bed that was used, as well as create hot or cold packs for the therapists to use. If the day is slow and there is not much for me to do, I would assist whoever is at the therapy desk with paperwork. Many times I help them fax documents to doctors’ offices, or help create patient binders. Each week I was able to learn something new about the real world by going to the Physical Therapy Department. I now have a very strong understanding of what it takes to become successful in not just college but in the world. I have first person experience of what the hard work to come is, it is no longer just words.
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