May 6, 2008
WAYNE MEDICAL CENTER CREATES MENTORING PROGRAM
WAYNESBORO, Tenn. – Wayne Medical Center
(WMC), an affiliate of Maury Regional Hospital, developed
a mentoring program for local high school students with
an interest in pursuing a career in health care. The
program launched this spring with seven high school
students selected by WMC from Wayne County High School,
Collinwood High School and Frank Hughes High School.
The criteria used in selecting junior- and senior-year
students included their GPA and positive references.
The seven high school students participated in four two-hour sessions at the hospital, rotating through the Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiology and Laboratory Departments. The students learned what a typical day in each department would be like and what education and training is required for each specialty.
“The hospital staff really enjoyed mentoring these students. It’s encouraging for us to see young residents interested in pursuing health care occupations, especially a rural area. We hope to continue this program next year,” said CEO Michael Sears.
About Wayne Medical Center:
Wayne Medical Center, an affiliate of Maury Regional Hospital, is a not-for-profit community hospital that offers comprehensive health care services for the entire family. The hospital is licensed for 80 beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission. For more information, visit www.mauryregional.com.