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Baptist Union County Hosts Health Care Academy

Health Care Career Academy Health Care Career Academy students pose with Baptist Union County Helicopter crew,

NEW ALBANY, Miss., June 29, 2018- Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County hosted a Health Care Career Academy June 11-15 for students completing the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade.Baptist Union County Hosts Health Care Academ

The Health Care Academy is designed for students who are interested in learning more about health care careers. Applicants were required to submit an application, transcript, and letter of recommendation, and a total of sixteen students completed the week-long program.

Health Care Career Academy

Front row: Cheyenne Childers, Haley Bullock, Mallie Reed, Kaci Deaton. Second Row: Kyle Holley (paramedic), Madison Jordan, JoAnna Black, Savannah Shook, Akayla Martin, Jennah Morris, Abbie Williams, Carly Hill, Ethan Spears, Jennifer Williams, RN, Stefenie Hodges, RN. Third row: Jenny Thompson, Lindsey Bryson, Preston Bridges, Wayne Wade (Pilot), Tina Snyder, RN, Christy Irby, RN


The students toured various nursing and clinical units at Baptist Union County and the Baptist Rehabilitation Center. Multiple medical professions presented career overviews and answered questions. The students also participated in interactive demonstrations including surgery, nursing simulation, CPR, and radiology.

“This program is an excellent opportunity for students to see firsthand the opportunities available in health care,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County.

Baptist Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized by Premier as one of only three hospitals in the nation that achieved top performance in all seven of the areas measured in Premier’s Quest collaborative. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2012 and 2013.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, cancer center, labor and delivery, outpatient and laproscopic surgery and a 24-hour, expanded emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and imaging and laboratory services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.


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