Blacksburg, Virginia, June, 2014 – LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is once again hosting its healthcare camps for area middle school and high school students interested in learning more about the healthcare field. The camps are also funded by a 50 percent matching grant from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Camp Montgomery is for rising eight graders and will be held July 21-25. The students will explore a wide range of career options and participate in variety of activities including diagnostic imaging, a disaster triage drill, respiratory care and a day in the life of a pediatrician where the campers will have the opportunity to intubate an infant mannequin. There are eight remaining slots available for this camp. The deadline to apply is June 30. The cost for the camp is $30.

The Nursing Careers Camp is for rising juniors and seniors and will be held September 4, 6, and 7. The deadline to apply is August 1. The students will explore the different disciplines of nursing such as the registered nurses’ role in obstetrics and oncology, the role of an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the emergency department, and the role of a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) in the operation room.

Both camps will provide the students with the opportunity to work with computerized mannequins in various simulated scenarios at Radford University’s Nursing Simulation Lab.

"We hope to inspire the students to consider a career in health care," said Diane Gully, B.S.N, R.N. - BC, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Education Department. "The students may be surprised to learn how just how many exciting and rewarding career opportunities are available in this field."

For more information about the camps or to apply, contact Diane Gully at 540-443-3932.

About LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is a part of LewisGale Regional Health System includes 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities including 4 hospitals, 2 regional cancer centers and a multidisciplinary cancer clinic, 6 outpatient centers and affiliations with nearly 700 physicians, including 146 employed providers and more than 500 independent physicians. With 3,300 employees, its annual payroll is $230.1 million. The system also paid $41 million in taxes and provided more than $106 million in uncompensated care to those most in need in 2012 alone. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information see