HOSA Students Visit SLV Health

San Luis Valley Health is a proud sponsor of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA-future health professionals) team from Centauri High School who are going to attend a national competition in Nashville, Tennessee this June.  This is the only HOSA club in the San Luis Valley.  The students did very well in their state competition.  Cougar Lesueur and Devin Maez placed 5th in the state in EMT, Gessica Pagnotta placed 3rd in interviewing skills.  Megan Taylor was 3rd and Emma Ulmala was 5th in extemporaneous writing. Emma Ulmala was 5th while Thomas Brinkley was 9th, and Anita Ulmala was 8th in dental terminology.  Cougar, Gessica, Devin, David, Emma, and Megan took 1st place in the state parliamentary procedure competition.  Their sponsor is LeeAnn Alsbaugh-Lesueur who teaches three concurrent enrollment classes at the high school.  These classes, First Responder, Wilderness First Responder, and EMT B, make students eligible to sit for the National Registry upon their completion.

HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

The students took time out of their busy schedule to come and take a brief tour of the Alamosa hospital and physical therapy clinic.  They visited with SLV Health professionals in the areas of their interest.