West Chester Hospital Speakers Bring Careers to Life for Heritage Students

West Chester Hospital Speakers Bring Careers to Life for Heritage Students
What does an infection control professional do? Students at Heritage Elementary can provide you a solid answer, thanks to several presenters from West Chester Hospital who recently spoke with the students about their careers.

Faye Harp, assistant principal at Heritage, says, “We were able to host a variety of professionals at West Chester Hospital who shared their STEAM2-related medical careers. Thanks to Kris Loughrie, a PTA member and hospital employee, who enthusiastically recruited all of the presenters.”

In late January, students in grades 2-6 enjoyed the presentations and interaction with the professionals during their weekly STEAM2 lab rotation. Speakers brought equipment, supplies and visuals to help students better understand their careers. 

“It was a wonderful way to convey their work, helping the students better comprehend the differences within the medical field,” adds Harp.

Presenters who graciously contributed their time and talents with multiple classes throughout the week were: Amanda McKernan – Respiratory Therapy; Walt McVicker – Operating Room; Linda Jameson – Infection Control; Angela Miller – Lab; and Amie Williams – Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech.

The Journal News recently ran an article about another Lakota STEAM2 lab, this one at Independence Elementary; click here to view that story.