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Central Valley Youth Offered a Glimpse of Health Care Over The Summer


CENTRAL VALLEY – The Discover Health Care: Volunteer Summer Program returns for a second year. The program, offered through Adventist Health / Central Valley Network, gives high school and college students a chance to explore various health care careers, assist them to become stronger applicants in the work force and help them discover if health care is the right choice for them.

Last year, 45 local students took part in the program. The students served 100 hours over a three-month period. They heard from speakers, such as physicians and nurses, during core sessions that focused on education. They also received hands-on experience volunteering at gift shops, front desk, surgery waiting area, Birth Center, Medical Records and as Ambassadors or Emergency Department Ambassadors.

“Discover Health Care gives our youth an educational and interactive summer program focusing on health care careers,” says Tanya Hutchison, director of Volunteer Resources. “We really enjoyed getting to know the young members in our communities, and I’m looking forward to this year with great anticipation.”

If you, or someone you know, is interested in the Volunteer Summer Program, the deadline to submit applications is March 23, 2015. To fill out an application, visit