DCH Foundation Supports ADM Biomedical Program
DCH Foundation Leadership and Board with Governor Terry Branstad at ADM Biomedical Ribbon Cutting
DCH Foundation Supports ADM Biomedical Program — 

ADEL (IA) — The Dallas County Hospital Foundation is excited to announce their support of the newly initiated Adel DeSoto Minburn (ADM) High School Biomedical Program. The Hospital Foundation provided a $10,000 scholarship to the high school this past fall to assist in getting the program up and running.

The program, which was developed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is a sequence of courses that follow a proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning. Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology. The program is designed to prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and careers in the biomedical sciences.

“Dallas County Hospital is proud to be a part of the the PLTW Biomedical Program at ADM High School,” said Matt Wille, Dallas County Hospital CEO. “Through healthcare scholarships, clinical rotation opportunities, and now the Biomedical Program, Dallas County Hospital is committed to supporting the education of our future healthcare leaders.”

ADM High School Principal Lee Griebel agreed noting that “Dallas County Hospital has helped to provide an extraordinary opportunity to the students of ADM High School. Through the PLTW Biomedical Program, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that will help them no matter the path they take in life.”

Project Lead The Way is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. For more information, visit them online at www.pltw.org.