HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, hosted a week long Health and Technology Camp in July, sponsored by the Benedictine Health Foundation.
20 campers, ages 10 – 12, attended classes on CPR and summer safety, and visited many clinical areas, such as nursing, emergency medicine, maternity, mental health, and pharmacy; as well as non-clinical areas, including security, engineering, and information technology. Campers also received an introduction to complementary patient services such as nutritional services, physical therapy, music therapy and pet therapy.
“The Benedictine Health Foundation was honored to provide funding for the Health and Technology Camp at HealthAlliance hospitals,” said Paul Beichert, First Vice President of the Benedictine Health Foundation. “This was a truly memorable experience for the campers, their parents and the hospital staff. It’s certainly one that exemplifies the Benedictine spirit of compassionate care for people in our community.”
A special graduation ceremony and dinner was held on Friday, July 14 for parents and guests where campers presented their research project on a healthcare topic they worked on during the week.