Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital
Topic of Internship
Cardiac Cath Lab
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was established in 1888 as a non-profit health care facility. They admitted their first patient on June 25, 1890, and in 2015, they celebrated 125 years of medical excellence and service to the community. This hospital is a teaching hospital and specializes in the cardiac department. In fact, Englewood Hospital is nationally recognized for cardiac surgery and cardiac care, breast imaging and cancer care, spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and maternity care, and is an international leader in patient blood management and bloodless surgery. Nowadays, Englewood Hospital is the third largest voluntary acute care hospital in New Jersey with 547 beds. Interns in the hospital are considered volunteers and are split up into different departments during their time as interns in which they are allowed to learn and observe.
Summary of Internship
As an intern in Englewood Hospital, I started off like every other volunteer for the first 4 weeks. We were kept in the courtesy department and given a sheet that told us where all the departments were in the hospital. During those first 4 weeks, we had to learn how to make our way around the hospital. After those four weeks, we were allowed to visit various different sections of the hospital until we find an area we are most comfortable with. I have been going to the Cardio Cath Lab for months now and helped the ladies out in the office. My internship consists of me filing charts in alphabetical order as well as ordering files into red folders based on the date. There are other days when the ladies in the office have other things for me to do such as scanning documents and delivering paper work to other areas of the hospital. There took a lot of training to learn to the office worked and with the help of the friendly office folk, I was able to learn a lot. My mentors relayed a lot of responsibility on my part in order to get many of these tasks done in a correct and orderly fashion. I am very grateful for the valuable lessons i was taught in the Cardiac Cath Lab office.
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