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Good Samaritan Hospital-Dayton Hosts Local Students to Explore Health Careers, Learn Human Anatomy
Date:4/13/2009

DAYTON, Ohio, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 130 area high school students representing nine schools will visit Good Samaritan Hospital this week for the hospital's annual health care careers and human anatomy event, Good Samaritan Hospital 101 - Introduction to Careers in Health Sciences.

As part of the hospital's partnerships with area school districts, Good Samaritan will host science and anatomy students from the following local high schools: Arcanum, Brookville, Chaminade-Julienne, Huber Heights (Wayne HS), New Lebanon (Dixie HS), Tipp City (Tippecanoe HS), Tri-County North, Trotwood and Vandalia.

Good Samaritan Hospital 101 will be held April 13-16, with two to three schools attending each day. Half of the day will be spent in the very popular anatomy lab, which will be staffed with medical professionals who will explore details of the human body through hands-on access to cadavers.

"We want these students to get a sense of what goes on behind the scenes in a hospital and understand that there are a wide variety of careers available in health sciences," said Mark Shaker, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. "The cadaver lab in particular gives students a unique experience that is usually only available to those training to be medical professionals."

During the second half of the day, students will explore emergency medicine, with insights into patient assessments and treatments and the latest in medical technology. Interactive learning opportunities and demonstrations will be offered through experiences in an emergency resuscitation room, an ambulance squad provided by the Trotwood Fire Department, and the hospital's helicopter landing pad. Students also will learn about available volunteer activities at the hospital.

Over the past two years, the Good Samaritan Hospital has developed partnership agreements with 10 local schools to deliver sports medicine services and for naming rights of various school buildings and/or sport complexes. Through these agreements, Good Samaritan not only provides student athletes with on-site certified athletic training and sports medicine services, but also supports the schools with science education, health and wellness programs for employees, and opportunities for students to learn about careers in health sciences.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital (www.goodsamdayton.org) is a leading provider of innovative health-care services in Dayton, Ohio. The 600-bed hospital is a full-service teaching facility that delivers best-in-care cardiovascular, cancer, and orthopedic services, as well as advanced diagnostics and women's health services. It delivers the latest in outpatient treatment, rehabilitation and other services through its Good Samaritan North Health Center. The hospital has been awarded seven gold seal certifications from the Joint Commission - more than any hospital in Ohio - for its outstanding programs, including for heart failure, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, breast cancer, total hip and knee replacement, and stroke care. Good Samaritan is also a recipient of the HealthGrades 2009 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, which places it among the top five percent of hospitals nationwide. These recognitions reflect the strength and talent of its staff of 600 physicians and 3,300 employees who are committed to excellence and to building a healthier community. Good Samaritan Hospital, along with Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center, is a member of the Premier Health Partners system.


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