Hendrick Hudson High School Science Students Tour Hudson Valley Hospital Center Labs


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 24, 2013)Laboratory science came to life for Hendrick Hudson High School students this week when they toured the lab at Hudson Valley Hospital Center as part of an advanced science program offered by the district.

Two groups, totaling more than 36 students, from the “Project Lead the Way” program visited the lab on April 22 and 23 to learn about laboratory science as part of a college-level science elective offered to students in grades 9-12.

Laboratory Director Sue Hyatt explained to students the different types of analysis conducted at the lab and showed them the latest equipment used to analyze blood and tissue during the tour.

Jeanine Hall, who teaches principals of biomedical science, said that the visit helped students to visualize what they had been learning in class.

“The students had a very enlightening experience – the hands-on nature of the lab tour was wonderful,’’ said Hall.

The tour is part of a partnership between the school and Hudson Valley Hospital Center in which students can get a first-hand look into the workings of the medical field. When asked by Hyatt, students who visited on Tuesday said that they were interested in pursuing a variety of medically related professions from neurosurgery to veterinary science. 

Other staff members who instructed students included: Betty Bennett, Outpatient Lab- CoordinatorCindy Coombs, CLT; Marla Morgen, CLT; Aimee Steinke, CLT, Blood Bank Supervisor; Kathy Zubradt, Processer; Brigid Shanley, CLT; Maggie Perpetua, CLT-Cytotechnologistand Mark Lavisores, CLT.

Beth Gruber, Resource Development Liaison for Hendrick Hudson School District, said that students at the school would be visiting other departments at the Hospital to illustrate other units learned in the program.




Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.