Glenwood Springs High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Kate Shanahan and I am currently a junior at Glenwood Springs High School. I maintain a 4.0 GPA and have been enrolled in Advanced Placement classes at my school for two years now.
I am a two sport athlete. I have been captain of my volleyball team for two years, and this will be my second year participating in varsity basketball. I am a captain of my mock trial team and have received awards for best witness and attorney all three years.
I am beyond excited to be joining the IBIP program. My first experience with Leadership Initiatives was the Summer of 2018 as a participant in their law program at Georgetown Law. It was incredibly eye opening for me as to the type of career I want to pursue and the power of youth. This IBIP team is an outstanding template for me and my teammates to problem solve and develop empathy for a situation so different from ours.
Class of 2020
My name is Linnaea Petterson. I am a junior at Glenwood Springs High School. I have a 3.7 GPA and am currently enrolled in AP classes.
My extracurriculars include being on the Mock Trial team, an internship at the District Attorney’s office, an internship with my State Senator Bob Rankin, and an internship with Leadership Initiatives as well.
I am very excited to join IBIP. One of my passions is helping people. I hope this will be an experience where I will have the opportunity to make a difference. By dedicating time and effort, I hope that we will be able to really make a difference. My goal in this internship is to be able to leave the world a better place than we found it. I hope that I will be able to do this amazing program justice. It is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.
Class of 2021
My name is Pilar Melendez, I am currently a sophomore at Glenwood Springs High School. I have a 3.7 GPA and I’m currently enrolled in AP classes as well.
My extracurriculars involve playing varsity tennis, varsity mock trial, pre-collegiate, and volunteering in my community during my free time. Maintaining a good relationship between sports, school and my involvement with the community is my ultimate goal and the type of role I want to be known for.
I am beyond excited to be a part of the IBIP team as I seek to empower others, myself and help others. I strongly believe that no one can teach you passion, it’s something you learn through dedication and determination, I am more than willing to take that step and bring helping hands to this amazing team of resilient people.
Our Business Partner: Shifa Royal Hospital
Business Owner: Zubairu Abubakar Madaki
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center has 10 distinct departments that are currently partnered with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program 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 Bauchi populaces irrespective of age, sex, race, 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.
Challenge Addressed: Lack of Organization, and Lack of Accountability for Staff, building trust with patients