Importance Of Volunteering In Healthcare

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Internships, Volunteering, and Certifications
I have conducted some research that pertains to facilities management in healthcare. The majority of the research was conducted locally within the state of Colorado. This research gave some insight into different variations of volunteering and internship opportunities as well as professional certifications.
Internships and Volunteering
In Colorado I was unable to find internships that related directly to facilities management. I was however able to find a few programs from local hospitals that offer internships in facility maintenance that offer to pay for two years of community college during the internship. At the end of the internship the hospital will offer to hire candidates, which is a great start on the path to becoming a facility manager. The second internship I found was at the Children hospital in Denver. The hospital offers volunteering and internships opportunities in many different fields. On a National scale I was able to find many different intern and volunteering opportunities that directly related to facilities management in healthcare.
Most of the opportunities required individuals be involved in healthcare in some degree or be enrolled in college classes with a degree program related to healthcare. Most of
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I decided to look on Linkedin at facility managers and directors to see what certifications were popular. One of the most popular certifications was the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) from the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE). This certification was needed in most of the available job opportunities for facility managers. This certification is a part of the American Hospital Association which is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and
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