Baker College of Muskegon Hosts Regional HOSA Leadership Conference

January 20, 2011

Baker College of Muskegon will host the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Region 6 Leadership Conference on its campus on Saturday, January 22, 2011, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Approximately 400 area high school students will participate in the event, competing for regional awards in 30 events in the following categories: health sciences, health professions, emergency preparedness, leadership and teamwork.

“We are delighted to host this event for our future health care professionals,” said Lee Coggin, JD, Baker College of Muskegon president. “Participants will have the opportunity to utilize our state-of-the-art labs that simulate the medical environment. This is invaluable hands-on experience.”

Participating area schools include Alma High School, Beaver Island High School, Charlevoix High School, Kent Career Tech Center, Mason-Lake ISD, Mecosta-Osceola Career Tech Center, Mount Pleasant High School, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Petoskey High School, Traverse Bay Area Career Tech Center and Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center.

Finalists are eligible for the state competition, to be held April 14 and 15 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, followed by the national competition, held in Anaheim, Calif., June 22-25.

HOSA is a student-led high school organization of future health care professionals managed by the Michigan Health Council. Its mission is to enhance the delivery of health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development for all health science students. HOSA’s mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. More than 4,500 Michigan HOSA secondary and professional members are part of the national organization, which has grown to approximately 120,000 members. More than 1,500 HOSA members will gather at this year’s Michigan HOSA State Leadership Conference.

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