Northwest AHEC Recipient of 2018 Community Partnership Award
N.C. – June 5, 2018 – The Northwest Area Health
Education Center (AHEC) of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and
part of the North Carolina AHEC System was awarded the 2018 Community
Partnership Award by Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) in Hickory as part
of their graduation ceremonies. The award was made to honor Northwest AHEC in
recognition of their dedication, commitment and support for CVCC’s School of
Health and Public Services.
AHEC and CVCC began their partnership more than 40 years ago around medical
library services. Since then, Northwest AHEC continues to assist students in
the School of Health and Public Services with access to medical library
services at its satellite medical library at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Northwest AHEC, in partnership with the N.C. AHEC System, undertook an effort
to streamline CVCC’s students’ orientation process for area hospitals by
providing a portal for OSHA completion requirements as well as emergency
processes for the same hospitals. This process has benefitted CVCC students by
decreasing orientation times at most of their affiliated hospitals so that
students can enter their clinical rotations sooner.
AHEC also offers continuing education workshops and conferences on various
allied health, public health and nursing topics in which CVCC students are able
to take advantage of to enhance learning opportunities.
AHEC collaborates with a variety of educational partners in its 17-county
region to offer its well-known Camp Med summer program for high school
students. CVCC serves as the host and educational partner for Camp Med Catawba
County. These students attend CVCC and tour Valley Sim Hospital, Frye Regional
Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as part of the
exploration and knowledge-gathering about various health care career options.
are so pleased to receive this award in recognition of our longstanding
partnership with CVCC, and we look forward to continuing this partnership in
the future,” said Michael
Lischke, M.P.H., associate professor of family &
community medicine at Wake Forest Baptist and Richard Janeway Distinguished
Director of Northwest AHEC. 6/5/2018http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2018/Northwest_AHEC_Recipient_of_2018_Community_Partnership_Award.htm
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