American National University

Company Offers a Staggering Number of Externships to Students

Debra Romeo, surgical technology director, and Lisa Stoutemire, clinical coordinator of the Youngstown Campus, presented the Distinguished Community Employer award to representatives of Humility of Mary Health Partners.  The organization represents three of the area’s largest hospitals and has offered clinical externship assignments to 37 Surgical Technology students as well as a number of medical assisting and health information management students in the last six years.  Their affiliation agreement is the first secured by the program and remains strong.  They also currently employ four graduates of the surgical technology program.  

“American National University has a comprehensive surgical technology program that is student-centered and clinical site-friendly,” said Linda Smith, Nurse Manager, Surgery for Humility of Mary Health Partners.  “The college program provides a graduated process for preparing its students for the reality of the surgical arena.  [The operating rooms], are honored to be able to provide a clinical site for American National University’s Surgical Technology program.”

From left to right: Joanne Law, Educator at Humility of Mary Health Partners and HR – Integrated Learning;  Lisa Stoutemire, Clinical Coordinator of the Youngstown Campus; other employees of Humility of Mary Health Partners: Cindi Bishop, Interim Director of Surgical and Perioperative Services;  Linda Smith, Nurse Manager, Surgery;  Michelle Aurin, Operating Room Director.

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