Health
Thursday, September 12, 2002
Nanticoke welcomes Woodbridge and Seaford students in the Health Career Intern Program
For the past seven years students from Seaford High School have been the only participants in the Health Career Intern Program at Nanticoke Health Services. This year Nanticoke Health Services is proud to announce the expansion of the program to include 20 students from Woodbridge High School who have expressed an interest in a health career. The program exposes 11th and 12th grade students to a variety of fields in healthcare such as nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology, pharmacy, outpatient services, and child care just to name a few. Gail Short, who is also the school nurse from Woodbridge, will teach the students in the classroom and will accompany the students to the hospital on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tom Pickard, an athletic trainer for the school will assist Gail when needed. The faculty of Woodbridge High School is to be commended for their hard work and enthusiastic approach while screening and arranging the students’ schedule to accommodate the program. Ruth Morgan, the teacher for the Seaford students and the driving force behind the program’s success from its beginning, is very proud of the student’s accomplishments. Available data shows 41 percent of those students who successfully completed the program are currently working or pursuing a secondary education in a healthcare field. Eleven of those students have been hired by Nanticoke Health Services. Seven of the 11 are working as registered nurses. Hats off to Ruth Morgan for her dedication, willingness to work with NHS staff and tireless efforts to the overall success of this very important program. To learn more about Nanticoke’s Student Internship program, contact Volunteer Services at 302-629-6611, extension 2475.

Plans Underway for NHS Auxiliary - SNOW BALL
“Snow Ball – 2003” is the theme for the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary’s theme for its annual Winter Gala. This frosty affair will be held Saturday, January 25, 2003 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Co-chairs, Sandy Connell and Sherry Michalik, along with committee members, are busy making preparations for a spectacular evening filled with great music, food, and fun. Attendees are guaranteed to have a ball at Snow Ball 2003! For additional information contact Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer office at (302) 629-6611, extension 2475.
Public Flu Shot Schedules
As a public service to Delaware residents, local public flu immunization clinics will be offered throughout the state.The CDC recommends that everyone age 50 and older receive flue vaccine. Following is a list of the clinics and whether or not an appointment is necessary:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Bridgeville Senior Center, 414 Market St., 9-11:30 a.m., 337-8771, Yes;
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, Laurel Senior Center, 13 N. Central Ave., 9 a.m.-noon, 875-2536, Yes;
  • Friday, Oct. 18 - Happy Harry’s, Laurel Square, Rt. 13 South, 5-8 p.m., No;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - Happy Harry’s, Seaford Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., No;
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - Greenwood Senior Center, Rt. 13 South, Greenwood, 9 a.m.-noon, 349-5237, Yes;
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Shipley Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 - Shipley Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No.