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Medina hospital honored by NCCC for working with students

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 November 2016 at 7:22 am
Provided photo: Diane Roth, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs in Nursing and Allied Health at Niagara County Community College, is at the podium, and presents an award to Orleans Community Health’s Mary Williams, center, and Mary Dunham. OCH, parent organization of Medina Memorial Hospital, received NCCC’s “Outstanding Clinical Agency Award.”

Provided photo: Diane Roth, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs in Nursing and Allied Health at Niagara County Community College, is at the podium, and presents an award to Orleans Community Health’s Mary Williams, center, and Mary Dunham. OCH, parent organization of Medina Memorial Hospital, received NCCC’s “Outstanding Clinical Agency Award.”

SANBORN – Orleans Community Health was honored by Niagara County Community College for helping to prepare nursing students for their careers.

NCCC students do clinicals at OCH, parent organization of Medina Memorial Hospital, and several Medina Memorial registered nurses teach at NCCC.

The college’s Nursing Department presented Orleans Community Health with the “Outstanding Clinical Agency Award.”

Orleans Community Health has supported the LPN and RN students in caring for patients on the medical-surgical unit, better known as PCU-2. Additional observation opportunities have been afforded in the emergency room and operating room areas.

“Students are able to use critical thinking skills to intervene with patients with multiple medical problems on the medical-surgical unit,” said Dr. Julie Woodworth, a nursing professor at NCCC.

She praised Orleans Community Health for offering many skill opportunities to students with exceptional support from the nurses on PCU-2.

“The nurses, students and staff members on the unit work cohesively to meet the needs of the patients,” Woodworth said. “The nurses and staff members are invaluable in assisting the faculty in managing the care provided by the nursing students.”

Many Medina nurses also serve as adjunct professors at NCCC.

“We hope that the relationship continues for many years to come,” Woodworth said.

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