Wednesday, July 22, 2009
North Broward Medical Center Helps Young Adults Make Big STEPS
Deerfield Beach, FL - This summer, Broward Health North Broward Medical Center is participating in the Dan Marino Foundation’s Summer Training and Employment Program (STEPS), dedicated to providing summer jobs to children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
“We’re honored to have these dedicated young adults as part of our family this summer,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center. “Their compassion and hard work is a true inspiration to us all.”
Seventeen year old Renzo Berga will start 11th grade at Atlantic Technical Center Magnet High School in the Fall and is one of four of the program’s participants working at North Broward Medical Center. Renzo plans to go to college after high school and study to become a teacher. His dream is to help people, something he feels he does everyday while working at the hospital.
“Working at the hospital has been a great experience,” Renzo said. “I have learned how to be socially active with my coworkers and how to be responsible and independent.”
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.browardhealth.org.