During the summer of 2016, I had a chance to intern with East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama. Opelika is located just 10 minutes from Auburn. In order to graduate with a degree in public relations, all students must complete a 12-week internship (10 weeks during the summer semester).
While at EAMC, I had a chance to meet and work with some really great people. My main task was helping write articles and blurbs for the hospital newsletter, Focus. I wrote articles about events happening inside and outside of the hospital, retirement announcements, important information for employees and security notices.
My favorite piece I wrote is called "Third Floor Access: A New Kind of Security Blanket." This piece is about a change in the security protocol that was implemented on the third floor over the summer. The third floor houses the maternity/labor and delivery ward, which needs a high-security presence at all times.
Read "Third Floor Access: A New Kind of Security Blanket" and other Focus articles below! For articles I wrote, you will see a blue arrow pointing to it.
East Alabama Medical Center first opened as "Lee County Hospital" in 1952 as an 81-bed medical facility. In 1982, the hospital's name was changed to East Alabama Medical Center, as it is known today. EAMC is now a 340-bed regional referral hospital. Nearly 3,000 employees work at EAMC and the hospital serves six counties.