EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Surgical Technologist Program started from scratch over 13 years ago with Surgical Technology Coordinator Beth Snay, who has contributed much hard work and dedication to running such a successful and fulfilling program at EHOVE.
But with time, comes change. Snay is relocating to another city, so she has handed over the reins of this Adult Education program to a new coordinator, Tricia Liebold. Snay is a former graduate of EHOVE where she started out as a Nurse’s Aide, and worked as a Surgical Technologist for 13 years before her employment at EHOVE.
EHOVE won the “100 % National Certification Pass Rate Award” for several years. Students are certified through National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). “I have worked so hard at helping students achieve a 100% pass rate, which is just one of many memories I will miss from EHOVE,” said Snay.
Tricia Liebold was recently hired as the new Surgical Technologist Coordinator and Instructor. “I am excited to keep the standard that Beth has set so high,” said Liebold. “I want to keep it going successfully and keep it consistent.”
Liebold’s experience includes working at Providence Hospital in Sandusky from 1996-2000, then Fremont Memorial Hospital since 2000 as a Surgical Technologist. She believes that EHOVE offers students a strong surgical technologist program. “Smaller class sizes, one-on-one attention and guaranteed clinical site for internship are strong points for this program,” said Liebold.
Students in this program at EHOVE learn anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of the operating room (sterile technique), microbiology and surgical procedures. Local hospitals like Firelands Regional Medical Center and Fisher-Titus Medical Center are solid partners of the program, who offer quality internships to the students. Students may also have an opportunity to choose an internship in Mansfield, Cleveland and Toledo.
Future job outlook for this career is great. Surgical Technologists employment is expected to grow 24% through the year 2016, according to the Labor Board of Statistics.
The Surgical Technologist Program can be a very rewarding career, giving one the self-satisfaction of serving as a productive, valued member of a health team. “Being a Surgical Technologist gives you a sense of being a really important part of the surgery team,” said Liebold. “This is a great career for anyone who enjoys the hands-on patient care.”
Applications are being accepted now. If you or someone you know is interested in attending EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Surgical Technologist program, please call (419) 499-4663 x365 by August 1. More information is also available by clicking here.
PHOTO: Amy Weisenberger of Norwalk, Ashley Beddow of Sandusky, Joanne Skudrin of Vickery and Ashleigh Hansen of Sandusky.