HOYA 2 Aug/Sept 2023 Article
HOYA II is off to a great start. Students passed their state CNA exam over the summer and most are looking forward to building upon their foundation and skills they gained in HOYA 1 to use during their internships this year. Students were encouraged to have fun while maintaining their very full plates during this final year of high school. We will be discussing how stress affects our health and ways to help relieve some of the stress they will definitely be feeling this year.
Each student will be choosing an employability skill each month that they can work on at their internship site. They will write a short memo discussing why the skill is important in healthcare and what they specifically did that month to make improvements.
We learned that health insurance is an important part of our lives, but that it also has many challenges for the customer. We discussed several types of insurance, the difference between Medicare and Medicare advantage plans as well as the importance of having a secondary insurance. We discussed how many times physicians may have to change plans of care and/or medications because insurance companies have preferred medications as well as expected timelines for patient care.
HOYA 2 students have shared their thoughts on what they wish they would have known during those scary, challenging first days and months of their HOYA 1 journey via their first bulletin board project. They are hoping this can help calm some of the new students’ fears and apprehension especially during these first few weeks of the “boring” stuff.