Students explore health careers at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District recently teamed up with the Snoqualmie Valley School District to offer the “Allied Health Tools for Success” class and Western Washington Area Health Education Center’s “Project H.O.P.E.” internship program. Project H.O.P.E., which stands for Health Occupations Preparatory Experience, is a competitive program for which high school students must apply early in the spring. Mount Si High School students Kayla Wargi and Shelby Sydell were chosen for this year’s five-week paid internship, during which they rotated through several clinical and diagnostic settings. This included job shadowing doctors, nurses, a pharmacist and others at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and its various clinics.

Through the Allied Health Tools for Success program hosted by the Hospital District, three other high school students approached their exploration of a health care career in an entirely different way. Running Start students Roxanne Litwin, James Solberg, and Sarah McCollum earned college credit from Renton Technical College as they completed over 60 hours of classroom instruction and self-directed learning, as well as six hours of first aid and CPR training.

For information about the program, e-mail at or call (425) 241-4226.

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