Contact: John W.
Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga
Medical Center (607) 274-4498, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Connects Teens with Health Careers
a twist on summer camp for kids interested in health care. M.A.S.H. Camp, or
Medical Academy of Science and Health, is for 8th and 9th
graders who spend two days in the real world of hospital health care. This
summer, Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca will host M.A.S.H. Camp on July 20th
Medical Center is co-sponsoring M.A.S.H. Camp with the Central New York Area
Health Education Center (CNYAHEC) and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Cayuga
Medical Center is paying the fee for students, so there is no cost to the
student. You can learn more about M.A.S.H. by visiting www.CNYAHEC.com. There is a link to the
brochure in the right column of the homepage.
Medical Center is pleased to welcome another great team of M.A.S.H. Camp
students again this year. Helping to share information and mentor the next
generation of health care professionals is so important for our society and a
great privilege for us,”
states Dr. Mackenzie, MD, President and CEO at Cayuga Medical Center.
Health careers that students are exposed to at M.A.S.H. Camp
include nursing, laboratory, radiology, dietary, physical therapy, speech
therapy, and occupational therapy. Students will be engaged in activities such
as applying splints, using crutches, assisting in preparation and delivery of
patient trays, taking x-rays, giving injections (to an orange!), immobilizing a
simulated patient on a backboard, using wheelchairs, packaging medications,
transferring patients, and more.
Camp is open to students entering 8th or 9th grade this
September. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Application packets are
available online only. Go to www.CNYAHEC.com
and click on the applications and forms tab, then M.A.S.H. Camp.
Medical Center is a 204-bed, state-of-the art regional medical center and is
affiliated with many prestigious health care organizations including Cornell
University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer
Institute in Buffalo, NY, the Rochester Heart Institute at Rochester General
Hospital in Rochester, NY, and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information
on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit
www.cayugamed.org or call (607) 274-4498.
Central New York Area Health Education Center is a local, non-profit health
workforce development organization located in Cortland, New York whose mission
is to promote improvements in the supply, training, development and
distribution of health professionals in a 14 county area including Broome,
Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga,
Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. For more information
about CNYAHEC, go to www.cnyahec.org.
Ithaca, New York 14850-1383