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PRESTONSBURG — Highlands Health System held a Summer Camp for Johnson Central High School and the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), educating participants on the careers available within the health system.

AHEC, a national network that provides information about health care to students, has been partnered with Highlands for the past four years to produce this career camp. This year the four day camp educated over 25 students on careers within the healthcare field.

Throughout the camp multiple hospital employees presented to the students and explained to them the diversity of healthcare. In addition, the students participated in a number of activities, such as watching a surgery being performed through the University of Kentucky’s telemedicine network, performing blood draws on phlebotomy dummies and touring a helicopter.

“In all my years of activities that are presented to the students, this has to be one of the best,” said Jeff Horn, of the Johnson County Board of Education

On Nov. 1, Highlands and AHEC will be holding a Health Career Expo at the Mountain Arts Center, an event for all high school seniors who are looking at health care as their future. For more information visit HighlandsHealthSystem.com

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