The Indianapolis Campus recently recognized Eskenazi Health at Forest Manor as a Distinguished Community Employer for providing externships and employment opportunities for ANU students and graduates. Dr. Broderick Rhyant, MD, and Diane Buell, RN, accepted the award on behalf of the Forest Manor Health Center. Since 2012, Eskenazi Health has provided hands-on learning as an externship site for American National University students in the medical assisting program. The practice has also hired three graduates of the program—Davie Bandy, Haissatou Muhammad, and Halima Labo.
“Eskenazi Health looks for patient advocacy, accountability, responsibility, and professionalism when considering students for externships,” stated Ms. Buell. She further shared that ANU students come well-prepared with the skills required to continue Eskenazi Health’s commitment of excellent, patient-focused care and community resource services.
Eskenazi Health is a multicultural, multi-service health care provider that serves a diverse community of children and families in the local area, allowing medical assisting students and graduates to gain a broad range of hands-on experience. “ANU students overall are far above average from students from other programs, and that’s why they are placed here permanently and others are not,” stated Ms. Buell.
Dr. Rhyant commended American National University for the high quality of professionalism the medical assisting graduates possess when entering the field. “Thank you for producing such a great product,” he said.
Career center director Jennifer Wynn (far right) and director of health science education Patricia Ridge (back left) presented the Distinguished Community Employer Award to Dr. Broderick Rhyant (far left), Nurse Diane Buell (back right), and preceptor Shonika Gray (fourth from right, back) of Eskenazi Health at Forest Manor, who has hired three ANU graduates: Davie Bandy (left center), Haissatou Muhammed (center), and Halima Labo (third from right).
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