Overview of the Program
The Explorer Post at Union Hospital offers area students, aged 14-21 years, the opportunity to explore the health care field through hands-on activities and meetings with health care professionals.
Past events have included:
- Exploring Labor & Delivery
- Exploring the Operating Room
- Interactive Imaging
- Exploring the Lab
- Banana Surgery
- Smart Mannequins in the Sim Lab
- Cancer & Bioethics
Union Hospital also hosts a number of staff and community events that the Explorers have participated in. These include:
- Take Pride in Pink 5k. Each year the Explorer Post participates as a team in the race (members
are given the option to walk or run). This event is always held on a Saturday morning in October.
- Union Hospital Safety Fair. Gain knowledge of the different aspects of patient safety (ex. fire
safety, patient transfers, quality improvement activities).
- Union Hospital Patient Safety Drill. Held on the nursing floors to simulate patient transfers
during a natural disaster. Drills are usually not announced until one week prior.
- Cecil County Disaster Drill. Simulates a mass trauma situation and resulting patient care
protocols. This event is held in conjunction with Cecil County Department of Emergency Services.
Explorer Post events are mainly held on the Union Hospital campus but we look for opportunity to host events in the community too. To learn more about past and upcoming events please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/UHCCExplorerPost2057.
The Union Hospital Explorer Post consists of about 30 students from various high schools throughout the Cecil County and neighboring communities. New members can join at any time.
Joining the Explorer Post at Union Hospital is like joining a club. Post dues are $20. The Post accepts cash or check as payment.
The Union Hospital Explorer Post meets the 1st Wednesday of every month (excluding Summer months) from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm.
Are you interested in joining? Please download a Youth Application Packet here and submit with the $20 dues payment to the following address:
Union Hospital of Cecil County
Attn: Marketing, Jean-Marie Kelly
106 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921
You will receive email confirmation of your membership within 1 week of receipt and processing of your application.
Questions? Please contact Jean-Marie Kelly (443-674-1290).
A team of hospital staff (Post Advisors) supports the Explorer Post. At least 2 Post Advisors are present at every meeting or event.
Explorer Post Advisors:
Mark Mears, Post Chair
Jean-Marie Kelly, Lead Advisor
Mary Kay Herrick, Advisor
Sharon Swartout, Advisor
We communicate to Explorers and parents/guardians by monthly emails and Facebook.