SwedishAmerican to Kick-Off Boy Scouts Explorer Program October 9

SwedishAmerican is kicking off a new Boy Scouts Explorer Program for local high school students on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 PM at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 E. State Street, Rockford. The Explorer Program is a career education program offered by Irving, Tex.-based Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. Participants are young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old.

SwedishAmerican is the only local health system to sponsor an Explorer Program. Employees from the organization serve as leaders, working with students once per month to explore a variety of career opportunities, including:

• Radiology and Medical Imaging
• Emergency Department
• Lab and Blood Bank
• Pharmacy
• Bio-Med and Engineering
• Sterile Processing
• Surgery
• Security
• Physical Therapy 

“SwedishAmerican is a proud sponsor of this program that helps young individuals learn more about the healthcare field,” says SwedishAmerican Director of Medical Surgical Services, Professional Practice and Respiratory Care Becky Hopper, who serves as one of the program’s leaders. “We remain committed to furthering the development of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders, and look forward to showing the students all about the field of medicine.”

To learn more about SwedishAmerican’s Explorer Program and its upcoming open house, please call Becky Hopper at (815) 315-6542.