American National University

OhioHealth Named Distinguished Community Employer

The Columbus Campus recently awarded a Distinguished Community Employer plaque to OhioHealth, a system of non-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations in Central Ohio. OhioHealth has agreed to be an externship site for students in the campus’s medical assisting program, so that they can get practical experience in a real health care setting.

Graduate Dominique Robinson was recently hired by OhioHealth as a registered medical assistant. She completed her externship at Riverside Family Practice, which is part of the OhioHealth system. Through her externship, Dominique was not only able to practice her new skills in a family practice, but she was also able to help arrange a meeting between the campus’s director of health care education Beth Laurenz and Riverside practice manager Tony Omlar that would create additional externship opportunities through OhioHealth.

Davene Yankle, educational specialist at OhioHealth, explained that they are seeking high caliber medical assistants who are trained in phlebotomy and have a good work ethic. Since American National University medical assisting students receive phlebotomy instruction in their courses and are taught a strong work ethic, they are a good match for OhioHealth. Davene said that the chances of American National University students finding jobs through OhioHealth are greater if they have had a positive experience at one of their medical offices as an intern.

American National University graduate and registered medical assistant Dominique Robinson is pictured with Davene Yankle and Tony Omlar of OhioHealth as they accepted the American National University Distinguished Community Employer Award.




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