Merrill Students Complete Health Career Internship at Ministry Good Samaritan

For more than 15 years, students at Merrill High School have been able to get a first hand look at heath care careers through Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center’s Career Internship Program.

Erika Diethelm, Marissa Schlueter, Emily Schmidt, Amanda Schreiber and Megan Zeuleger, are the latest graduates of the program.

For the fall semester, they spent time at Ministry Good Samaritan learning about various departments, job duties and requirements while earning high school credit.

"Being a part of the health internship at Ministry Good Samaritan has been amazing," said Schlueter. "It has given me an up-close, inside view of how health care operates. It’s not just another class Merrill High School offers, but an opportunity to experience first hand which medical profession is best for me."

For its efforts to introduce Merrill students to the many career opportunities in health care, Ministry Good Samaritan’s Health Career Internship program earned the state Superintendants Business Friend of Education Award in 2010.

A member of Ministry Health Care, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center provides health care services to Merrill and the surrounding region and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. It is a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers a range of primary and specialty care services. The mission of Ministry Health Care is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor.

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