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MCYL students at Shepherd's Cove Hospice
Marshall County Youth Leadership students visited Shepherd's Cove Hospice as part of MCYL's annual Healthcare Day.

Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 09:00 PM

Student leadership group gets a close look at healthcare career opportunities

From the hospital to hospice, MCYL students learned about a variety of career paths the healthcare arena offers.

The students of Marshall County Youth Leadership visited Marshall Medical South and Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville for the program’s annual “Healthcare Day”.

Starting the day at Marshall Medical South, students learned about careers in healthcare from pediatrician Dr. Laura A. Grostick, emergency room physician Dr. Andrew Vann, hospitalist Dr. Andrew R. Christie, and nurse practitioner Brenda Parrish, CRNP.

The healthcare providers shared the education requirements for their careers, their jobs’ very varied daily routines, and what circumstances and life experiences lead them to their chosen professions.

In addition, Sabrina Weaver, System Director of Human Resources at Marshall Medical, spoke to the young leaders about how they can prepare themselves for future success in jobs and college. She discussed résumé building, job interview etiquette, and prioritizing within school and work settings.

Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to sample Starbucks beverages from Sunrise Brew Café at Marshall South, and also tour the Women’s Center.

The next stop was Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, where lunch was served and the students listened to Heath Lokey, President of Shepherd’s Cove Foundation Board of Directors. Lokey addressed the topic of “Excellence” for the student audience. He emphasized the importance of working towards excellence every day, having goals, building one’s talents, and rising above obstacles that may arise along the way.

Rhonda Osborne, CEO of Shepherd’s Cove, talked to the students about the organization’s history and the assistance it provides to individuals and families. To conclude “Healthcare Day”, the students were given a tour of the Shepherd’s Cove facility.

The high school juniors participating in MCYL were selected through an interview process. During the school year, the students meet monthly to broaden their leadership skills and learn more about the county. MCYL is sponsored by Marshall Medical, Marshall County Leadership Challenge Alumni Association, and Citizens Bank & Trust.


Marshall Medical is always interested in receiving job applicants for a wide range of healthcare positions, from nursing to administratiive and facility management opportunities. For more information and to apply online visit our Careers page here.