Welcome to the New York State HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) website. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Technology Education instruction program.
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New York State HOSA Success Stories!!
HOSA members Kevin Tenorio, Juan Criado and Suhsingh Singh from Hillcrest High School are all Emergency Medical Technicians for The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). Kevin and his teammate Racquel Dawkins were 2nd place winners for CPR/First Aid in 2003; Suhsingh and Juan were awarded 1st place as a teamin CPR/First Aid in 2006.
More from the Hillcrest front. Joshua Mendez, HOSA member and 1st place winner for CPR/First Aid in 2002, now a member of NYPD having completed his 3rd year "on the job". Congratulations to all!!
Christine Amundsen, LPN
HOSA Region C Vice President 1993
Northern Catskills BOCES
On any given weekend at New York Catskill’s Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, members of ski patrol are there to assist a skier/boarder on one of the trails if injured or ill. It is the patroller’s responsibility to assess the patient; treat the patient’s life threatening injuries on scene, stabilize any injuries and finally prepare the patient for transport to the first aid station or a waiting ambulance. Mostly, patient care is transferred to the nurse in the first aid room. It is the nurse that continues with the assessment and treatment of the patient. The nurse, Christine Amundsen (nee Holdener) is a former HOSA member and Region C Vice President from Northern Catskills BOCES. She received her CNA training from the BOCES while still in high school. A 1993 graduate from Margaretville Central High School, Christine achieved her LPN soon after from Ulster County BOCES. She attributes her success to the training she received as a member of HOSA and especially as a State Officer. Christine states that “the training was a great experience. It taught me the leadership skills that I still remember today.” She is thankful to Patricia Ferris, her Northern Catskill BOCES HOSA advisor of 15 years ago. Christine has been employed at Margaretville Hospital since 1993; first as a CNA in the nursing home and currently as an LPN in the hospital itself. She has been employed at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center for 8 years and is the Supervisor of the lifeguards at Belleayre Beach for the past 3 summers.