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December 5, 2013

HCAD students head to Chicago to participate in new Winterim immersion experience

Ten University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration students will experience a day in the life of a child who is a resident of a children’s long term care facility as part of a new Winterim immersion experience held January 5-11 in the Chicago area. During the weeklong trip, students will visit a wide variety of different care providers, many of which offer unique and innovative methods for care delivery. Evening activities have also been planned to allow students to explore the city.

"Students will be exposed to organizations that are uniquely different in management styles, resident populations served and services offered,” said LaNette Flunker, activities coordinator for the UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence and the practicum coordinator for the Health Care Administration program. “They will also see firsthand some of the challenges and opportunities of providing services in a large metro area.”

Ten students and one alternate were selected to participate in the experience from a pool of twenty-five applicants. The following health care administration students will accompany Flunker to Chicago:

  • Eric Andersen, a junior from Eau Claire, WI
  • Kate Cotter, a sophomore from Little Suamico, WI
  • Megan Diamond, a junior from Janesville, WI
  • Libby Faffler, a junior from Marine on Saint Croix, MN
  • Emily Feiner, a junior from Cross Plains, WI
  • Ariel Fuller, a junior from Elk Mound, WI
  • Brooke Hallen, a junior from Circle Pines, MN
  • Carolyn Hull, a junior from Appleton, WI
  • Bridget Staberg, a junior from West Salem, WI
  • Samantha Paider, (alternate), a freshman from Brussels, WI.

Selection was based on membership and active participation in the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) student organization as well as volunteer and health care related employment experience.

Funding for experience was provided through the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Commitment initiative and UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE).

For more information, contact LaNette Flunker, CHAASE activities and HCAD practicum coordinator, at flunkelm@uwec.edu.

Follow the HCAD group in Chicago

TwitterHCAD student Ariel Fuller will share her experiences on the trip on Twitter. Follow Ariel's tweets from the College of Business Twitter page.

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