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Waiting list available for Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s summer camp

Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is proud to present “I Body: Human Body and Health summer camp,” geared to high school and college students interested in health care careers. Camp will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m., June 20-30 at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The cost of this camp is $400. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants and the class is currently full; for information about getting on the waiting list, call 630-856-2001 or visit

“I Body is a state-of-the-art camp that offers interactive programs with highly skilled physicians and nurses,” said Marcie Calandra, a cardiovascular nurse specialist, advanced practice nurse and Magnet project manager at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “We are truly excited about the way the camp encompasses such complex information and makes it both understandable and fun.”

Students will be able to interact with physicians and operating room staff as open heart and orthopedic surgeries are conducted. Students can even ask questions as the procedures are in progress. Topics include: live interactive open-heart surgery and orthopedic surgery, experiences and education in interventional radiology, cardiac catheterization, diabetes and hypertension, intensive care, neurology, gastrointestinal, pulmonary medicine, newborn intensive care, cardiac rehabilitation, electrophysiology lab, microbiology, global health trends, bioterrorism, and dissection.

This year, the camp has expanded to provide a more sophisticated experience for the high school and college student.


“We want to provide students the opportunity for close, interactive experiences with our physicians, nurse specialists, professional practice nurses, pharmacists, patient support service providers and other world-class expert health care practitioners,” Calandra said. “This camp will give students hands-on experience in the exciting careers offered in the health care field.”


Organ dissection, experimentation, small group consultations, on-site observations DVD presentations, simulators, and computer models will all provide interactive learning experiences. Students will learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of various organ systems.


“Students will come away with knowledge of the awesome nature of the human body and the importance of making wise health care choices to facilitate the long-term health of their own bodies,” Calandra said.


Upon completion, attendees receive a certificate and college letters of recommendation. For more information, call 630-856-2001.


Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit


Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-312-7508.