Clinton-Massie youth visit Clinton Memorial Hospital and learn about potential careers

A CM student gets a close-up view of the da Vinci robotic system.

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Clinton-Massie students had the opportunity at CMH to learn about local healthcare careers.

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WILMINGTON — Clinton Memorial Hospital hosted 30 students from Clinton-Massie High School to learn how to use the innovative da Vinci robotic system and learn about potential healthcare careers near them.

Last Wednesday, the students had the opportunity to simulate surgery using the da Vinci Xi® robot and tour the Clinton Memorial Hospital. Clinton Memorial Hospital launched its robot-assisted surgery program in August 2021.

Surgeons trained on da Vinci systems can visualize the surgical site using magnified 3D HD technology, allowing them to make precise adjustments to their instruments during surgical procedures.

Robotic surgeries mean less blood loss, less pain, less risk of infection, minimal scarring and reduced recovery time for patients.

“Clinton Memorial Hospital hopes that our partnerships with local schools are just the beginning of a long-standing relationship aimed at educating and empowering future healthcare professionals within our community,” said Lance Beus, CEO. from Clinton Memorial Hospital. “We are more than a hospital, we are part of our community and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to local students.”

This visit was organized by the Schools & Community Connections group of the Clinton County Workforce Collaborative. The group’s goal is to better connect employers, local schools and the community at large to better attract and retain local students/employees for the current and future workforce, while bridging the gaps in workforce development in schools and local businesses.

“It’s important for our students to see the opportunities and resources available to them locally,” said Chris Downing, guidance counselor at Clinton-Massie High School.

“The opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experience with the da Vinci robot at CMH was an exciting learning experience and a great opportunity to learn about potential careers in healthcare,” said added Downing.

Clinton Memorial Hospital has pledged to invest in the facility and its equipment, a news release said. The addition of the da Vinci Surgical Robotic System to CMH demonstrates the growing demand in Clinton County and CMH’s continued efforts to provide the latest innovative care right here at home, the statement said.

A CM student gets a close-up view of the da Vinci robotic system.

Clinton-Massie students had the opportunity at CMH to learn about local healthcare careers.

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