The Jameson and Horizon Foundations were excited to recently have the opportunity to provide support for an exciting event held for high school students at UPMC Jameson. On October 31st, the hospital hosted its 2nd Annual Robotics Day, offering nearly 300 local high school students as well as students from the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing the opportunity to visit Jameson Hospital and view, interact with, and learn about some of the high-tech equipment used at the hospital.
In addition to seeing equipment such as the da Vinci Surgical System and Mako robot used in surgical procedures at UPMC Jameson, alongside the high-tech Victoria Doll labor delivery training machine, students had the opportunity view demonstrations for hospital procedures, tour an ambulance, visit an operating room, and learn about UPMC’s “Minutes Matter” program, designed to prepare community members to help others facing a medical emergency. UPMC Horizon and Jameson’s Vice President of Operations Zach Lenhart noted that the goal of the day was to educate and inspire students, with the hope that some may choose to pursue a career in health care.
The event was organized by UPMC Jameson lead surgical technologist April Boariu, director of surgical services Pam Devincentis, and operating room director Jamie Murray, and a number of UPMC Jameson surgeons and employees volunteered their time to demonstrate the robots and programs in action. Each student received a bag donated by the Foundations.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible!