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LEWISTOWN, Pa. – Eight students from Juniata County High School spent a day at the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital today to gain ‘real-world’ exposure to the medical profession and hospital operations.

Students toured the facility, where they got a behind-the-scenes look at how staff take care of patients. They visited the emergency department, cardio-pulmonary clinic, cancer treatment center and the hospital kitchen and cafeteria. They also attended talks by various healthcare professionals in between the tours. 

Geisinger Marketing Specialist, Lauren Hassinger said, "The program gives high school students the opportunity to get their first taste of a healthcare professional's life and help them understand how to navigate the road to becoming one. We hope that this program can inspire the students to pursue a career in healthcare and thus serve the community in the future".

Junior high student, Kelsey Leach, 17 said she always wanted to be a trauma surgeon and this tour inspired her further. "I am inspired by the amount of help and care healthcare professional extend to patients and I want to be part of this very noble profession," said Kelsey.
 
Juniata County High School students at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

For media inquiries:

Malini Mattler
Media Specialist
Marketing & Communications

717-242-7167
mmattler@geisinger.edu