DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (December 21, 2017) – Medical Academy students from University High School in Orange City recently toured the Halifax Health Emergency Department of Deltona to learn first-hand about the significant procedures of emergency medicine. Tonja Williams, operations director for Halifax Health Emergency Department of Deltona, led the tour and explained the various functions of the emergency department.
Jessica Clayton, University High Medical Academy instructor, has incorporated emergency medicine into the bio-medical curriculum with each student being required to design an emergency department, including equipment, staff and budget. Prior to touring Halifax Health’s Deltona Emergency Department, the students visited Halifax Health’s Emergency Department in Daytona Beach, trauma rooms and helipad. The visit enabled students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare to observe the operation of the only Level II Trauma service in Volusia County.
Halifax Health provides ongoing opportunities for Volusia County secondary school students who are participating in medical academies and medical programs to visit Halifax Health medical centers and to learn directly from medical professionals.
For more information about this program, call 386.425.4372.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.