Bariatric and Orthopedic Seminars
County Learning Center hosts seminars to educate the community regarding their
bariatric and orthopedic procedures, and St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital is a
sponsor of these community outreach events.
of the obesity crisis in Indiana, bariatric surgery has been an important tool
in the physician arsenal to help
patients lead healthy, productive lives. St. Vincent Williamsport staff provide
educational materials and expertise in explaining bariatric surgery options and
the important issues that must be considered in matching individual patients
with the most appropriate option. A monthly support group provides ongoing
education and support for pre and post bariatric surgery patients.
orthopedic seminar, conducted by a St.Vincent orthopedist, provides education
on common orthopedic injuries, such as knee and wrist fractures, rotator cuff
injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, and the options for therapy, repair and
For more information on these seminars or to find out about other classes offered
at St.Vincent Williamsport, please call (765) 762-4000.
Health Careers Class
St.Vincent Williamsport Health Careers Class provides high
school students with an introduction to the health field and an
opportunity to learn first-hand about working in a health care
Exploring Health Care AND Earning College Credit
unique program is based at St.Vincent Williamsport Hospital and exposes
students to medical terminology, first aid and CPR. Students spend
time in clinical areas learning and exploring health care and can earn
six college credit hours upon completion of the program.
Through the Health Careers initiative, St.Vincent Williamsport:
- Encourages more students to enter the health care field
- Addresses health care professional shortages that are especially critical in rural areas of the state
- Better prepares those who chose a career in health care for post-secondary education and training requirements