November 16, 2020.
 
Oxford Rotary is Awarded District 6670 Grant
For Two New "Healthcare Internships"

Richard Norman and Nathan Simmons To Lead Program
 
The Oxford Rotary Club has been awarded a matching Grant of $4,800 from our District 6670 to launch a new Healthcare Internship program for Summer 2021.  Here is a description from the Grant describing this new project:
 
"Summer Healthcare Internships for (2) High School Students age 17 or older (Junior/Senior) at the McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital/TriHealth. The selected applicants could be a student in traditional HS setting, attending Butler Tech or other accredited educational alternative.  The internships are designed for an 8-week period, over the summer for 40 hours per week."
 
"Program goals are 1) to meet today's Global increasing demand for healthcare workers; 2) to provide a positive, hands-on experience for a HS student, leading to a career in the Healthcare field; 3) to supplement our existing scholarship program into a broader demographic for students seeking a non-college career (i.e. lab tech, phlebotomy, facilities management, etc. and 4) to demonstrate the relevance of Rotary and extend its primary mission within the community through an expansion of new opportunities of our Youth.
 
Two Club Members, each with unique experience in Healthcare have agreed to lead the project.  Richard Norman has served as Chairman of the Board for MHMH and oversaw the affiliation with TriHealth.  Nathan Simmons is Director of Pharmacy for MHMH/TriHealth and Bethesda Butler Hospitals and serves on the Board of the Family Resource Center.
 
Funds from our Stars and Stripes program will be used to support this program.  Many thanks to Etta Reed for continuing to oversee this program so that we can expand our Youth programs.
 
Applications will be accepted beginning January 2021 with an award made in April.  For additional information, email oxfordrotary1965@gmail.com or contact Talawanda High School's  Counseling Department