Student Information

Student Name

Stephanie Perez




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Mrs. Catherine DiPasquale

Topic of Internship

Volunteering Services Department

Background Information

Founded in 1888, Hackensack University Medical Center is known for being a non-profit, research and teaching hospital in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. HackensackUMCís primary purpose throughout the years is to provide inpatient and outpatients services and teach students the essentials of their designated specialty. HackensackUMC has been given much recognition, making it ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report. Just three percent of hospitals earn national ranking; HackensackUMC earned eleven. The hospitalís success has gained the trust and support of many patients around the area.

Summary of Internship

As a High SchoolIntern in the Volunteer Services Department at HackensackUMC, I perform errands that greatly contribute to the success of patient satisfaction. Errands include delivering blood from the blood bank to different unitsfor their patients in need of blood;setting up stretchers in the Emergency & Trauma Center, and light office work in the pediatrics department. The benefit of working with the volunteer office is that you are able to get a glimpse of several departments in the hospital. Some departments that I have come across are: cytology, pathology, telemetry, pulmonary, and microbiology. This internship is ideal if a person is yet not sure what specialty they would like to study in. Volunteering at the hospital is a great experience for not only learning but also helping others along the way.

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