GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCH) is offering a new one-day
Camp Med—to introduce 11 and 12 year olds to medical occupations.
The program will be held on Monday, August 7 from 9 am-5 pm at Campbell
County Memorial Hospital (CCMH). Camp Med participants will have experiences in
laboratory and nursing, as well as complete Friends and Family CPR. This new program
came from an idea submitted by CCH Laboratory Director Lynn Todd and was
modeled after a successful program at
Star Valley Medical Center in Afton, Wyo.
“I remember attending something called Medical Explorers at the old
hospital in Gillette when I was in the fifth grade,” said Lynn.
“After that experience I knew I wanted to do something in the medical
field. There is such a shortage of all kinds of healthcare workers both
now and in the future. If we can show kids how cool these professions
are when they are younger, maybe we can interest them in a future career.”
Camp Med is free for participants; however, space is limited. Applications
are available at the Information Desk in the main lobby of CCMH, or online at
www.cchwyo.org/campmed. Applications must be returned to
CCH Volunteer Services on Friday, July 28 by 5 pm.