Patrick Heyman was named co-chair of the Palm Healthcare Foundation Education Practice Gap Committee. The Committee brings together nurse educators from schools of nursing and clinical facilities to ensure that graduating nurses have the essential knowledge and skills required to be successful in the clinical arena.
Patrick has been instrumental for several years in coordinating the HCStudentsFL.org General Healthcare Orientation. The online orientation is provided free to all healthcare agencies in Palm Beach County. It started out as an orientation specifically meant for nursing students but has since grown to include Allied Health, Medical Students, and even Medical Residents.
Currently, most the major hospitals in Palm Beach County use the system as well as several community agencies. More than four thousand students used the orientation in the last year.