[Ftcstudents] Fwd: FW: Sherwood High students practice robotic surgery at Legacy Meridian Park

Jill Hubbard jill at jillhubbard.com
Mon May 20 11:55:49 EDT 2013

Hi Robotics Students,

I posted this on our facebook page last week.  I have a field trip
scheduled for this Thursday, May 23 to Legacy Meridian hospital. They are
specifically targeting students interested in learning about emerging
technology applications in the health care industry.  I have 10 remaining
slots available and think it would be a great learning opportunity for
robotics people.Let me know today if you're interested. For more info, see

Ms H


Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center hosted our first Robot Academy on Feb.
7 .  I attached some links to the media received below and an internal
email I sent Legacy-wide.  I have reached out to the Sherwood High and
Tualatin High robotics and engineering instructors to see if we can
schedule our next Robot Academy in April or May for those students.  I will
then reach out to Tigard High and based on capacity we hope to offer Robot
Academy to Canby, West Linn and Wilsonville High Schools (engineering and
healthcare careers students) in the future.  We appreciate the opportunity
to become a STEM partner!

Hope all is well with you and I look forward to being at the next meeting.

*Alisa Cour
Public & Community Relations Specialist *l* Legacy Meridian Park Medical
*19300 SW 65th Ave. l Tualatin, Oregon 97062 l 503-692-7592 (o)
503-516-7651(c) l
acour at lhs.org <http://UrlBlockedError.aspx>

*Jodie Saldanha, a Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center registered nurse,
guides students through “surgery” using the daVinci surgical robot


*Sherwood High students practice robotic surgery at Legacy Meridian Park

February 14, 2013 *

For decades, kids have grown up playing the classic board game Operation.
 But on February 7, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Director of
Surgical Services, Pete Mersereau, showed two dozen Sherwood High School
students how to take the game to a whole new level.  The students donned
scrubs to get hands-on surgical training in an operating room that had been
used for a routine hysterectomy just an hour before. For one afternoon, the
group of mostly high school seniors attended Robot Academy – Mersereau’s
idea for giving South Metro high school students the opportunity to learn
how science, technology, engineering and medicine converge in today’s OR.

“This is a great opportunity to partner with the schools in the cities that
we serve and really give kids an opportunity to come to the hospital and
see an actual operating room,” Mersereau said. “They can see the technology
that we utilize in today’s healthcare.”

The Robot Academy was a blend of classroom experience, guest speaker
presentations and one-on-one shadowing, with Mersereau, Registered Nurse
Jodie Saldanha and General Surgeon Brent K. Evetts <
http://www.drevetts.com/meet.html>  on hand to discuss their experiences
working with robotic surgery technology.  In another room, students
practiced with the MAKOplasty robot, which is used for orthopedic
surgeries.  The students worked with mock knees to practice replacing a
portion of the knee with an implant under the guidance of Melissa Garinger,

“It was fantastic just to see where our healthcare is going, and see how
many different avenues there are for students”, said Kari Turner, Health
Occupations program director at Sherwood High School.  The three hours
students spent at Robot Academy count toward class time and graduation.

Earlier this month, LMPMC Chief Administrative Officer, Allyson Anderson,
announced that Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center would become a partner
organization of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership <
http://www.oit.edu/office-of-strategic-partnerships/stem-partnership> .
 The goal of this partnership, which includes schools and industry, is to
utilize a full spectrum of public and private resources to develop a
career-ready, diverse and adaptable workforce that will enhance our
regional economy and community.

“Robot Academy is just one of the ways Legacy Meridian Park is
demonstrating that we are a committed community partner and helping to
engage students in experiential learning,” said Anderson.

*Read the Tualatin Times article:  *

*Read the Oregonian article:  *

*Watch the Channel 12 news story:  *

**Alisa Cour
*Public & Community Relations Specialist l Legacy Meridian Park Medical
19300 SW 65th Ave. l Tualatin, Oregon 97062 l 503-692-7592 (o)
503-516-7651(c) l
acour at lhs.org <http://UrlBlockedError.aspx>
<mailto:acour at lhs.org<acour at lhs.org>>

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