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Parkview Huntington presents $10,000 donation

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015

On behalf of Parkview Huntington Hospital, president, Juli Johnson, presented a $10,000 donation to Huntington University’s Nursing Career Academy during the Huntington University’s Foundation breakfast on Wednesday, March 11.

The Nursing Career Academy, launching in the summer of 2015, is an affordable opportunity to engage high school students with the Huntington University nursing program. Funds for the academy will support CPR training, transportation, nursing supplies, lodging and meals among other areas of need. Students who are in their junior and senior years of high school, as well as incoming college freshmen considering the nursing program at Huntington University, may apply to the program. The five-day academy will allow students the opportunity to receive training in basic nursing procedures, CPR certification, first-aid training, nursing simulation lab experience, as well as participate in instructional sessions with Parkview Huntington Hospital nurses, and provide a tour of the hospital’s ER including a demonstration involving Parkview’s Samaritan helicopter and team.

“Partnering with Huntington University is a proactive step toward educating the young minds of our healthcare future,” said Johnson. “The support of this program is invaluable to further the mission of Parkview Huntington Hospital. We have the opportunity to develop awareness and captivate students toward the nursing profession.”

“The faculty and staff involved in the Huntington University Nursing Career Academy are very grateful for the funding and continued support we have received from Parkview Huntington Hospital,” said Dr. Diana Shenefield, assistant professor of nursing. “We are blessed to have this ongoing partnership that allows us to teach and employ future nurses for our community.”

Huntington University’s Nursing Career Academy will run July 13 to17 with a registration deadline of June 30. For more information or to register, log on to www.huntington.edu/nursing.

Shown in the photo above, on the front row, from left, are Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University; Dr. Margaret Winter, HU’s director of nursing; Dr. Diana Shenefield, assistant professor of nursing and Holly Sale, president of the HU Foundation and director of rehabilitation and wellness for Parkview Huntington Hospital. Back row, from left, are Juli Johnson, president of Parkview Huntington Hospital; Nancy Richison, instructor of nursing; Trea Kiefer, coordinator of HU’s nursing and simulation lab and Holly Tester, administrative secretary for HU’s Department of Nursing.