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A new career change for adults can be intimidating, especially after completing a program and graduating. EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Medical Assistant program helps to ease graduates into this transition with good training, a good quality program, professionalism, and more importantly great support from local businesses.
That’s exactly what Northern Ohio Family Practice in Norwalk has done. According to EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Medical Assistant Director and Coordinator Tonya Lloyd, they have been very supportive of the program for many years by hiring graduates. "We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful health care community supportive of our EHOVE programs, practicum experiences; but most of all employment opportunities for our graduating students,” says Lloyd.
In addition, Northern Ohio Family Practice in Norwalk also hosted a student last year for their 200-hour medical assisting practicum experience.
“There is a level of professionalism when graduates leave EHOVE,” said Northern Ohio Family Practice Office Manager Louetta Sutton, CPPM. “When I’ve hired from EHOVE, we’ve had good experiences. A lot of people we hire work very hard and appreciate the new skills they’ve learned from EHOVE, while applying them to a medical office setting. EHOVE offers hope and second chances for adults, single moms, or anyone looking for a new career change.”
Jaime Gilbert (Norwalk) is a 2011 graduate from EHOVE’s Medical Assistant program and was hired at Northern Ohio Family Practice. “This is almost my fourth year here, and I was hired almost immediately after graduation,” said Gilbert. “I love it here. My office manager and the physicians I work for are great. I’m doing something I really enjoy, and this feels like a second family to me. Northern Ohio Family Practice always makes me feel appreciated for my work. EHOVE definitely laid the ground work to help me become successful as a medical assistant. I would recommend the program to anyone.”
Northern Ohio Family Practice is growing, and currently has five providers. They offer evening and Saturday appointments. They are accepting new patients, and patients can receive same day appointments. For more information, visit their website at www.northernohiofamilypractice.com.