09 Jan

Patrick Heyman named Co-chair of Community Healthcare Committee

HCStudentsFL WebsitePatrick 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.

26 May

Allie Gropp – Nursing Student of the Year 2013

Alexandra Gropp 2013 Nursing FinalistAllie Gropp was named Nursing Student of the Year by Palm Healthcare Foundation for 2013.  Allie was chosen for her combination of caring attitude, clinical competence, and leadership in community service.  As a volunteer, Allie spearheaded Jupiter Medical Center’s Electronic Health Record education program.

Allie’s award was announced the Annual Nursing Celebration hosted by Palm Healthcare Foundation during Nurses’ Week.

PBA ran a news story on her award. Below is a Palm Beach Post News Story.

Allie Gropp Newspaper article Aug 2013

06 Jun

Ana Salguero – Nursing Student of the Year 2012

Ana SalgueroAna Salguero was named Nursing Student of the Year by Palm Healthcare Foundation for 2012.  Ana was chosen for her combination of caring attitude, clinical competence, and leadership in community service.  In addition to volunteering locally, Ana has led several nursing mission trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Ana’s award was announced the Annual Nursing Celebration hosted by Palm Healthcare Foundation during Nurses’ Week.

PBA ran a news story on her award.