Hummu Saydee, a senior in the Health Sciences Program at Wilmington University, is getting hands-on experience in healthcare this summer as a paid intern for ChristianaCare, learning about cutting-edge approaches while building on her previous work experience in healthcare.
Saydee is a certified nursing assistant who has worked with elderly patients in their homes and in long-term care facilities. At ChristianaCare, interns are benefitting from diverse work environments, including a concussion clinic and a program for patients suffering long-term effects of COVID-19.
They also are observing the new “Hospital at Home” program, an innovative initiative which offers acute care in patients’ homes, blending virtual and in-person care provided by a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other healthcare providers. Virtual technology and health equipment brought into the patient’s home ensure round-the-clock monitoring and care that is much like a traditional hospital setting, without the expense or inconvenience of a hospital stay.
Dr. Angela Herman, Chair of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences, said Wilmington University students benefit from the school’s relationship with the health system.
“The partnership with ChristianaCare and our Health Sciences program has been truly a valuable addition to our students’ educational experience. Students can work within one of the most advanced technological health care systems in our area as part of the Center for Virtual Health. This has resulted in many of these interns assuming a permanent role within ChristianaCare upon their graduation,” said Dr. Herman.