A group of nine Sussex Academy juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in health care got an in depth tour of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and its departments.

At the end of April, Joseph Kim, of the Nanticoke Physician Network, led the group of students throughout areas of the hospital and took time to answer questions they had about what working in the medical field. The group started their tour by meeting various leaders from within the organization where they shared their areas interest of one day working in the medical field.

Areas toured included the emergency department, cardiac catheterization lab, radiology, operating room, laboratory, intensive care unit, mother and baby care center and the progressive care unit.

While on the cardiology unit, students learned about the various staff that make up the cardiac team and got to view a cardiac catheterization procedure that was in progress. Students “gowned-up” and were taken into the operating room where they were educated on the complete care of a surgical patient. The tour concluded with a lunch provided by Nanticoke’s food services department and a question and answer session with staff from several areas of the hospital.

Nanticoke Health Services is hoping to continue its partnership with Sussex Academy to help the next generation of medical professionals.