Maimonides honors interns and volunteers
So many budding healthcare professionals fit into the auditorium of the Maimonides Medical Center that many of them got stuck standing in the back, dressed to impress at the 2017 Summer Youth Program Recognition ceremony on a hot Wednesday morning, August 9.
The ceremony was titled “We Can’t Spell Success Without ‘U.'” During it, 17 of over 200 volunteers were honored by the 11 organizations which funneled participating students to Maimonides, matching them with hospital services. Honoring the experiences of the busy summer, the ceremony kicked off with a patriotic medley by the New York City Police Department Marching Band, conducted by Police Officer Christopher Alese.
Over the course of two months, the students have undergone companion, hospitality and translation training — and even donated blood.
“I know I’m successful when people start to rely on me,” said one student in a video montage.