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High School Students To Receive Special Recognition

May 16, 2011

WHAT: CNA Pinning ceremony for Columbia County High School students

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

WHERE: South Tower, Classroom 2, Doctors Hospital

157 students from 5 Columbia County high schools will be receiving their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) pins, certifying them with the state of Georgia.  This is part of the Columbia County Healthcare Science Technology Program that helps students get a head start in their careers in healthcare. 

“This program really took off in 2003, and since then we have had students on the waiting list wanting to get into the program,” says Bart Grey, Director of Volunteer Services.  “We are helping change student’s lives and some are going on to become doctors, it’s a great feeling knowing that we are helping to make that happen.”

The three year program buses the students from their school to Doctors Hospital three to four days a week for about an hour per day during normal school hours.  While at Doctors Hospital, the students provide hands on patient care after completing two years of intense classroom training.  “The goal is to create an interest in healthcare for these students and judging by the waiting list that we have, I believe that goal is being met,” says Grey.