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AHEC of a Summer held at DeQuincy

DeQuincy Memorial Hospital is hosting the 2-week AHEC of a Summer program that began on Monday, July 9.

Students will accompany staff members to learn about their positions and how important each department is to a hospital.

LOPA will educate attendees about organ transplants and how important it is to consider organ donation.

Whitney Dickerson will tell about her Kidney and Pancreas transplant journey.

Janice Williams will also share about her journey for a kidney transplant that is scheduled in a couple of weeks.

“Be the Match” will explain about the Bone Marrow transplant program.

Elderly Protective Service will be discussing Elderly Rights and when they should be notified about abusive situations.

Students will be touring Sowela’s Nursing program, Open Air MRI, the Coroner’s Office, Crime Lab, Lake Area NICU, DeQuincy Senior Center, LifeShare Blood Center, Ladd Allain Chiropractor Clinic, The Care Center of DeQuincy, Davila Dialysis and Hixson Funeral Home.

Air Evac will teach CPR and will fly their helicopter in for the students to see and tour.

This is a great program for high school students interested in the healthcare field. Contact your school counselor for information on how to become an AHEC student next summer.

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