Rochester High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Ava Van Fleck
Class of 2020
My name is Ava Van Vleck, I am currently a junior at Rochester High School. In my free time I enjoy photography, art and traveling. This year I am enrolled in advanced placement curriculum and dual enrollment courses.
I’m currently serving as vice president of our Art National Honor Society. I’m also an involved member in National Honor Society, Social Studies NHS, Art club and phycology club. I’ve dedicated a majority of time for the past two years to my Varsity competitive cheerleading team. I also have taken piano lessons for the past eight years. In my freetime I volunteer along with members of my IBIP team at our local animal shelter.
I am extremely excited to be joining the IBIP program. This is the first globally active program that I have been presented with the opportunity of joining. I am looking forward to working hard and dedicating my time to changing lives across the world. I can’t wait to be presented with new challenges and learning more about a community across the globe.
Class of 2020
Hi, my name is Kiersten Miller. I am currently in my junior year at Rochester High School. In my free time I enjoy photography, videography and hanging out with friends. This year I am enrolled in advanced placement classes and am also a part of the National Honor Society
In school, I am involved in the National Honor Society and Psychology Club. Out of school, horseback riding takes up the majority of my time. I have been riding since I was seven and now own not one but two horses. I ride six times a week and compete in various places in the U.S. including Kentucky and Florida. When I’m not at the barn, I’m typically volunteering at local animal shelters. I felt the urge to start volunteering there after rescuing my cat from the shelter last year. I also enjoy taking photos in my freetime whether it be of horses or of people.
I am extremely eager to be a part of this international program because I know that the learning experiences I will take away from it will be so valuable. I’ve also been wanting more opportunities to help others no matter what it be, so when I was given this opportunity I jumped on it. I am excited to work with such a talented and determined group of people as well.
Class of 2020
My name is Kari E., and I am a Junior at Rochester High School. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and I love photography. I am currently involved in Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.
I am currently a part of National Social Studies Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Psychology club. I have also joined the Talon which is our school newspaper and hoping to be an editor within the next year. I am also currently going on my second year as a varsity cheerleader which I have been involved in since seventh grade. Along with the members of my IBIP team, we volunteer at our local animal shelters.
I am ecstatic at the opportunity I was given to be a part of this international program. I love challenging my own limits and going out of my comfort zone which I feel this program will help me achieve. It is also an amazing feeling to me that I am helping others and making a difference no matter how big or small. Along with my amazing team members, I feel as if working as a team will help us achieve great things and gain certain skills.
Class of 2020
My name is Joshua Alcock and I am a junior at Rochester High School. I am a citizen of both Austria and the United States with Austrian culture playing a major role in my life. When time permits I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with my friends and going on runs, and helping out the community. During my time in High School, I have involved myself in a plethora of Advanced Placement and Honors courses
I am currently a member of National Honors Society, German National Honors society, psychology club, as well a link crew and organization designed to help freshman smoothly transition into High School life and aid in building the school’s culture. I have also devoted a large portion of time to basketball as I am beginning my second year on the varsity basketball team. I have spent countless hours volunteering assisting in tasks such as transporting schools supplies or building a miniature library for elementary school children.
Words cannot express my excitement to be apart of the IBIP program and to be able to be a positive force in the lives of others. This opportunity is extremely unique and I am thrilled to experience something completely different and establish a connection with people across the globe. I firmly believe that this experience will allow me to gain new skills and that with the help of my fellow IBIP members we will be able to effectively complete any task we are given.
Class of 2020
My name is Hayden Bearre and I am a junior at Rochester High School. In my free time I enjoy activities such as soccer and staying actively engaged in my local government. In my previous year of school, as well as my current, I chose to enroll in a variety of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.
My hobbies consist of spending time with friends, video games, sports, and academic success. I participate in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Rochester Hills Youth Government Council (RHYGC), Science National Honors society, Art National Honors society, and National Honors society. Me and a close friend started our own club at our school, Psychology club. RHGYC participates in volunteer work throughout my local area.
I am thrilled to join the IBIP to better my communication skills and become engaged in global interactions. I get to work with a group of highly talented students and we can further our collaborative skills and leadership abilities.
Our Business Partner: Shifa Royal Hospital
Business Owner: Zubairu Abubakar Madaki
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
The Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center was created in 2013 by Dr. Zubairu Abubakar Madaki. Shifa Royal offers a multitude of critical services to the greater Bauchi Community including outpatient services, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecological services, family planning, laboratory, and pharmaceutical services. Its mission is to provide exemplary health services to the Bauchi populaces irrespective of age, sex, race, tribe, religion, ethnic background, and social status. The hospital is accredited as a provider in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center has 10 distinct departments that are currently partnered with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program:
The hospital’s Administrative Department manages clinical and administrative functionalities within the hospital towards ensuring that the hospital constantly delivers top quality service while remaining financially viable.
The Nursing Department is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing all nursing activities in the hospital, which includes both Nursing and Midwifery.
The Laboratory Department performs a wide variety of tests using available technology. Those working in the lab analyze common tests such as malaria, viral infections, glucose, cholesterol, liver and heart enzymes, thyroid tests, and hormone tests.
The Accounting Department is a multidimensional entity of the hospital that maintains and monitors the hospitals financial reporting system. The department provides accurate and timely financial reports to the hospital staff and administration. They are responsible for accounts payable, payroll, and the development of all financial statements and reports.
The Pharmacy Department is responsible for all medicines produced and dispensed to outpatients, day patients, and inpatients. Pharmacists work as part of the clinical team to dispense medications. They are responsible for ensuring that correct medicines are prescribed, devising and supervising treatment plans for patients, and providing information about medicines to staff and patients.
The Medical Records Department at the hospital provides an essential service to the patients and doctors which involves the distribution, storage, security, maintenance, repair and destruction of medical records in accordance with national guidelines. The library holds all patient records and is a ‘closed’ library, only accessible to approved staff needing to collect records for patient attendances, including clinics and planned and emergency admissions.
The Procurement Department provides a purchasing and supplies service across the Hospital and acts as a procurement agent for medical staff. The department ensures the correct supplies are available to doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to provide the critical care needed in the Bauchi area.
The Internal Audits Department strives to uses their technical knowledge and advisory recommendations to help groups manage operations more efficiently. The department oversees budgeting and expenditures, recordkeeping, patient billing and collections, organizational structures, information systems, and operations at the hospital.
Security staff ensures that hospitals and clinic sites are accessible and safe for patients, visitors and staff. They also protect buildings and valuable equipment. The Security Department works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help make the hospital safe and secure.
The hospital’s Cleaning Department is responsible for the regular and routine cleaning of all surfaces and maintaining a high level of hygiene in the facility in collaboration with the Infection Control Committee. The department prevents further infection and ensures the safety of all patients, nurses, doctors, and otherwise.
The partnership between Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program and the Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center will expand available health resources in underdeveloped communities and improve the life-saving services the hospital provides in the region.