Local Hospital Hires National College Surgical Technologists- Exclusively
May 27, 2014
The Georgetown Community Hospital (GCH) has a five-person surgical tech team – and all five members are American National University graduates. One of the five team members is now a part-time surgical technology instructor at the Lexington Campus. To say the facility trusts and depends on American National University to provide qualified surgical technologists is an understatement.
Kelly Reese, Chief Nurse – Operating Room (CNOR) stated, “I’ve been extremely impressed with National’s students. They are the perfect mix of work ethic, knowledge and skills from day-one. Simply stated – we trust your graduates in what is a very demanding profession that carries an intense level of responsibility. We are proud to have our entire surgical tech team comprised of American National University graduates.”
When asked about National’s five-plus year affiliation with GCH, surgical technology program director Regina Shumard explained, “Kelly Reese and everyone from GCH are wonderful to work with. They provide outstanding training for our externs…and have built their entire team from our graduates. We have an extern who will be with them in July. I am confident she will receive the highest level of training for her chosen career.”
In recognition of their support of American National University graduates, Georgetown Community Hospital was presented with the Distinguished Community Employer award.
PHOTO-(l) to (r): Jennifer Schnelle, surgical technologist and American National University Instructor; Kelly Reese – Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR); Kimberly Thomasson, campus director; Regina Shumard, surgical technology director; and Cheryl Howell, career center director.