Today, Young proudly wears the CHAA certification on her ID badge.
what I do and take pride in my job. Even though I am a behind-the-
scenes kind of person, I love taking care of patients." Young said
she is looking forward to taking more courses through MCC to
further broaden her knowledge base.
for everything I thought I already knew," said Mary Burke, Patient
Access Supervisor for the Emergency Department and Admitting at
the Saints Campus.
expected, and was better prepared not only to take the CHAA exam,
but to perform my job better."
students studying in health-related fields have the opportunity to
perform their clinical rotations at Lowell General, or be hired there
class of MCC's Medical Laboratory Technician Program. He credits being
placed at LGH for his externships with being hired full time in the lab,
where he is now training to be a medical lab technologist.
and also that the educational foundation I received from MCC was
impressive," he said.
at Fitchburg State University. She found the small class sizes and
affordability of Middlesex very appealing, and also recently graduated
from the Medical Laboratory Technician Program.
Clark can now be found in the Hematology Lab analyzing blood samples
to assist doctors in diagnosing patients, or in the Blood Bank testing
blood for compatibility with patients requiring life-saving transfusions.
laboratory workers are so important in patient care," said Clark, who
plans to earn her bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science
from UMass Lowell.
crucial component of the hospital's success. "Doing it alone, we might
get there at some point, but not as efficiently," he said. "Having a
partner like the community college was like magic."