Celebrating Health Care Volunteer Week

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This week is Health Care Volunteer Week, which is welcomed and celebrated at Concorde. We’re a health care career college that believes strongly in the value and mission of volunteerism and community service. It’s deeply ingrained in all of our Mission Statement tenets – integrity, respect for the individual, customer service, teamwork and achievement. We even made “Community Based” one of the three pillars of who we are as a company.

Last year, we started internally our ConcordeCares program, whereby Concorde associates could take eight hours of work time during the year to volunteer at a local agency or organization. It was a huge success last year, and we plan on 2017 being even bigger and better as this health care career college launches into ConcordeCares, part 2.

The volunteerism of Concorde’s students, faculty and staff is a year-round effort and, to commemorate Health Care Volunteer Week, we thought we’d highlight just a couple of the latest activities we’ve participated in as a health care career college.

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Concorde – Miramar Physical Therapist Assistant students, program directors, faculty and staff volunteer for L.A. Lee YMCA Health Kids Day 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Concorde – Memphis volunteers for 2017 Youth Day of Compassion, connecting youth to resources in their communities in collaboration with Serving in Christ Outreach Ministries.

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Kontessa Brown | Dental Assisting Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”

Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Robert Hitchcock | Nursing graduate

“After completion of the RN program I took my NCLEX as soon as I was able, and to my delight I was completely prepared. Now, when people ask, I’m proud to say I went to Concorde.”

Christine Mejia | Surgical Technology Graduate

“There was good simulation, real instruments and a lot of one-on-one instruction. I loved the lab, and I had a great instructor who is also a surgical technician.”