Monday, November 24, 2014

Bake Sale to Support the Joe Osborne Foundation

Attend our bake sale tomorrow to support the
 Joe Osborne Foundation
Tomorrow, Tuesday November 25th 
12:00pm at the 226 Student Lounge
5:00pm on the 4th Floor of 151 

About the Foundation
Joe's interest in athletics began at a young age, and his interest in fitness is what lead him to studying in Swedish Institute's APT program.  Founded by his mother in his honor, the Joe Osborne Foundation's first project WeRFitness celebrates Joe's passion for fitness and aims to pass that on to children living in at-risk urban areas, through outdoor exercise gyms.

Our bake sale's proceeds will go directly to helping costs for the following WeRFitness programs in the new year, including: 
  • Outdoor exercise gyms
  • Sport domes for youth, equipped with dormitory
  • Scholarship programs
  • Local and community athletic leagues
  • University student clubs
  • Summer camps
How you can help:
Visit our bake sale tomorrow at the below dates and times to pay tribute to Joe and help us support the Foundation in his legacy. 

Another bake sale will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd - the same day as our APT Field Day and Movement Olympics.  Learn how you can attend and support the Joe Osborne Foundation and WeRFitness programs by clicking here


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Student Bake Sale to support the Personal Training Field Day & Movement Olympics

As many of you may have seen last week, our Advanced Personal Training students organized a Veteran's Day Bake Sale in the ground floor of 151.  If you missed it, you can still support our APT students as the Bake Sale will be held every Tuesday until December 2nd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the Joe Osborne Foundation, created in the Swedish Institute student's honor to help at-risk youth in urban areas.

You can also support the Joe Osborne Foundation by attending our Advanced Personal Training Field Day and Movement Olympics, taking place on Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00pm and 4:30pm in the training facility at 151

Anyone is welcome to attend the event, and participation will help raise funds for the Joe Osborne Foundation. Enter into the Movement Olympics for a chance to win prizes, learn exercise basics that you can use at home or the gym. Individuals can register for $3, and teams of 3 of more register at $2 per person.

More details to come about the location of the bake sale scheduled for next week, as well as the Personal Training Field Day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Celebrate the Profession: Massage Therapy

  (Above) Tim Grae, Founder & CEO of Grae Enterprises
Tim graduated from our Massage program in 2011.
Hear from Tim at our Celebrate the Profession event
 today on his entrepreneurial journey and 
 experience in the field as an LMT.
[Photo credit: LinkedIn]
Today marks our first ever Massage Therapy Celebrate the Profession event in the student lounge of the 226 building!

This is an opportunity for our students to connect with each other and celebrate the legacy of the Massage Therapy program at Swedish Institute. We will have a guest from WellConnect Student Resources, an alumni speaker Tim Grae, a chair massage station, and a raffle with prizes.  



There will be an afternoon session from 12:00 to 1:30 and an evening session from 5:00-6:30 this Thursday, November 13. Feel free to join us between classes or if you're in the neighborhood! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Congrats to our CAMA Spelling Bee Winners!

Winners Arfalun Syafruddin, Eric Atta Poku and Tiffany Brooks
Last week, our CAMA Program welcomed recent alumnus Samuel Peusca back to talk about his experience in the field after completing the program at Swedish Institute.

Following the discussion, current students were invited to participate in a brief Spelling Bee of words in their CAMA vocabulary. 

Congratulations to our winners Arfalun Syafruddin, Eric Atta Poku & Tiffany Brooks! 


Friday, October 24, 2014

Swedish Institute Joins Making Strides Against Breast Cancer



Last Saturday we found ourselves surrounded by supporters, survivors, care givers, family, and friends of more than 30,000 walkers in last Sunday’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Central Park in New York City.

Students, faculty and staff from Swedish Institute walked and raised almost $800 plus for the American Cancer Society. “I will wear pink with pride in celebration of those who have won their battle” says one student. Special thanks to Ms. Wendy Pagan, Theresa Robbinson, Monique Thompson and Maria Sebastian, to name a few for their bright ideas in drumming up the fund raising campaign and dedication to this cause.

Initiated by the CAMA Swedish Pulse of New York, the Surg Tech students also supported the fund raising campaign through the sales of various pink items such as ribbons, pens, wrist band.

Thanks to all of our staff, faculty and students who participated! 

 – Dr. Joe Balatbat




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Join us for Massage Student Appreciation Day - Wednesday, October 29 beginning at 12:30pm


Come Celebrate with Us!
Massage Student Appreciation Day
Wednesday, October 29
Beginning at 12:30pm

Join us in the Student Lounge of 226 at 12:30pm
or in between classes throughout the day as we
celebrate you and your classmates! 


Cake and fruit will be served

Monday, October 20, 2014

Career Services Welcomes Trey Gantt


We are very pleased to announce that Trey Gantt has joined the Career Services Team.  Trey joins us after working at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center as an outreach and program coordinator. He has a background in Career Services working for Anthem Education group and he joins us with great enthusiasm for getting back to work in education.   I hope you will help me welcome Trey to the team and to Swedish Institute, as he walks around greeting our students and working with Medical Assisting, Medical Billing, Massage Therapy and APT and PT graduates.

Welcome aboard Trey --  We are so very glad you are here!! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Federal Work-Study is still available!


We are still accepting resumes in the following work-study positions:

  • Continuing Education Assistant 
  • Financial Aid Assistant 
  • Laboratory-Clerical Assistant 
  • Nursing Lab Assistant 
  • Personal Training Lab Assistant 
  • Student Mentor 

Please see the program specifics and eligbility requirements in the links above, as well as by clicking here.

Please note, as we roll out this program on campus, only a few jobs are available this semester/quarter. Please do not be discouraged if you do not get hired this term, and continue monitoring our website for additional positions next term.
How to Apply:

  • Forward your resume, Student ID # and specific position you are interested in to the Human Resources Department at vdiaz@swedishinstitute.edu.
  • Please put the job title of the position you are interested in into the subject line of the email. 
  • Once resumes are received, the hiring manager for the department you applied to will be in touch with chosen candidates for an interview.
Please feel free to ask us any questions about this wonderful new opportunity.

Good luck to all, and we are looking foward to working with you!

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Continuing Education Coordinator at Swedish Institute

Swedish Institute is pleased to announce that Lauren Scangarella has joined the Professional Continuing Education department as our new Continuing Education Coordinator.

Lauren will be working part time assisting us in supporting the marketing and new business development initiatives and day-to-day operations of the Office of Professional Continuing Education.

Lauren is a recent graduate of NYU, and spent a semester abroad in Paris.  She has worked at several exciting internships including The American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution.  She is interested in a career in the field of higher education, and is therefore excited about her new role.

We are very happy to welcome Lauren to Swedish Institute, and look forward to her continued growth in our department and our organization.

Swedish Institute Approved as Testing Site for Certification Exams

The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences has been approved by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a testing site for the Certified Surgical Technologist  (CST) exam.  Similarly, the National Health Career Association (NHA) recognized our institution to conduct certification examination to our billing/coding graduates to take their Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Certification exam.

Since the Surgical Technologist program got its initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in November 2013, our students are now eligible to sit for the national certification exam. Swedish Institute, true to its form, took one step further. We applied to be an on-site web based administrator of the national board exam and we got it! Our first class of graduates took the exam at the school on July 21, 2014. So now, we are a one stop shop for surgical technology, from admissions to certification and employment, we give our students a real career in a customer service-oriented friendly box approach. Once you sign on with Swedish Institute, you will become a professional by the time you leave.

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program was initially offered during the Fall 2013. The first cohort group will graduate at the end of this Summer Quarter 2014. Upon review of the curriculum, NHA granted recognition of the program (thus able to sit for the national certification exam) and also allows the Institute to have our graduates take the online web-based exam in our campus.

Another student-centered service that Swedish instituted this year was the incorporation of the application/examination fees in their tuition. This will further support our graduates to focus more on passing the exam. It will also allow the program to monitor the progress of our student’s learning outcomes as well as their career placement opportunities.

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