UAB Health Care Management alumni Lauriel Simpson and Shanetrice Fortner welcomed 12 HCM students to Arlington Rehabilitation & Health Center in Birmingham. The students saw first-hand what it takes to make a health care facility run and they witnessed the different processes the place implements.

Simpson and Fortner – both HCM Class of 2018 – provided guided tours of the facility, answered all the students’ questions, and talked about how their HCM education helped them acquire their positions in Patient Admissions Coordinator and Administrator/Bookkeeper-in-Training positions.

The HCM students included:

  • Breanna Culwell
  • Temperance Ennis
  • Allie Hughes
  • Kaali Kimbro
  • Jessika Lockett
  • Emily Long
  • Christopher “Cody” Matthews
  • Nick McRae
  • Aaqib Panjwani
  • Taylor Rowe.

The visit, coordinated by Patrick Nicovich, MPA, LNHA, adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Services Administration, and Rachel Mars, HCM academic adviser, was organized through the UAB Health Care Management Student Association (HCMSA). The HCMSA gives students access to professional networking as well as community service opportunities.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Health Professions. You can read the original article here.