Sparking an Interest in Healthcare Leadership

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Students from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Advanced Placement Research and Women in Science and Engineering program attended a field trip to Northwell Health’s Islandia location as part of the health’s organization’s Spark Challenge. Accompanied by English teacher Edward Storck and science teacher Lori Racaniello, the students learned about numerous aspects of healthcare, including patient care and satisfaction, economics and politics of the healthcare industry, and HIPAA laws through team activities and presentations from experienced department heads. The goal of the Spark Challenge is to engage and inspire healthcare leaders of the future. The students will collaborate further as they create an advertisement and presentation to help educate others on what they learned through this experience as part of the competition.