"Students such as Matt who seek out health care careers and then dedicate themselves to learning about them through volunteer or part-time service are heroes," said Labor & Industry acting Secretary Sandi Vito as she presented the award. "I applaud Matt for his volunteer work at Doylestown Hospital, where he has completed more than 1,200 hours of volunteer work."
Cain said he developed his interest in health care at age 12, and he began volunteering at Doylestown Hospital two years later. He also is a volunteer emergency medical technician with Warrington Emergency Medical Services.
Health Careers Week is being celebrated across the state with events highlighting careers in the health care industry, including in-demand occupations in diagnostic, medical services, non-direct care and rehabilitative categories.
For more information on Health Careers Week and high-demand health careers, visit http://www.dli.state.pa.us; keyword: Health Careers.
The week's activities are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers in cooperation with more than 40 public and private government, education and health care industry organizations.
The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit: http://www.governor.state.pa.us.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Student Health Care Hero Award regional winners follow.
2008 Student Health Care Hero competition winners:
-- State winner -- Southeast region winner, representing Bucks County
Workforce Investment Area: Matthew Cain, Central Bucks West High School,
-- South ce
|SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor|
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