On November 3, Wilson Memorial was pleased to host six high school senior boys from the Dayton area, as part of the AmiriProject. The goal of this initiative is for young African-American males to broaden their knowledge base regarding health careers and healthy lifestyles.
“The AmiriProject mission is to provide healthy lifestyle awareness and education to young African-American males between the ages 12 and 18,” said Eric Charlton, Wilson Memorial’s director of imaging services and executive director/founder of AmiriProject. “Through our efforts, our goal is to empower this targeted group and broaden their knowledge base of healthcare professions and careers.”
The students spent the week with Mike Alden, Wilson Memorial’s director of process excellence, as well as six other department leaders throughout the hospital organization. These departments included: laboratory, radiology, emergency, cardiac cath lab, IT and facility services.
“It was a pleasure to host these six young men at Wilson Memorial,” said Mike Alden. “The young men were able to have a hands-on experience within the inner workings of our hospital, giving them a feel for the healthcare industry as a whole. One of the young men left stating it was now his goal to one day return to Wilson Memorial to start his career.”