Written by Mineola American Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently partnered with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) to offer a week-long career exploration camp.
“We are very proud of our partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Careers Camp,” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director and chief executive officer of GSNC. “This hands-on, bird’s-eye view of both clinical and non-clinical careers options within healthcare served as an introduction for the girls to the countless opportunities their future holds for them.”
Nineteen girls, including Mineola resident Janelle Zapiti from GSNC, attended the camp. Through interactive activities and lessons, the campers gained insight and experience into the numerous careers available within the healthcare industry. Whether watching how ambulances get to an emergency, or learning how to perform surgery with a surgical robot, the da Vinci robotic system, the camp provided the girls with an inside look at healthcare career opportunities.
“Before this camp, I think most of us thought you could either be a doctor, surgeon or nurse,” Zapiti, a rising junior at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead said. “It was interesting to see all the jobs that are a part of healthcare. After all I’ve seen and learned this week, I definitely am more focused, and have a better idea what I want to do after college.”
The girls were allowed to observe a surgery, while physicians interacted with them and explained the critical importance of the procedure. They walked through other areas of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, including an intensive care unit and outpatient practices.
“We wanted to expose the girls to the wealth of opportunities available in the healthcare industry, and hopefully spark their interests in areas outside the clinical work,” Lauren Pearson, manager of workforce readiness at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, said.
By offering them an overview of the routines and procedures performed throughout the health system, Pearson said, the girls realized the countless career options available for students with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.
“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.
“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.