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Shadowing a health care administrator

This summer, Adriane Klein ’12 had the opportunity to experience the workings of a nursing home through the eyes of the CEO. Klein interned with Scott Dickinson, the CEO of Nevins Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen, Massachusetts. 

Klein’s main project for the summer was planning a golf fundraiser to be held this weekend. This is only the second time they’ve held the event, which last year raised $40,000 for the home. The money raised from the tournament is a critical form of financial support for Nevins, as it is a non-profit organization, unlike most nursing homes. The money raised this year, anticipated to be $50,000 or more, will be used toward a new dining room for the facility. At the time Klein returned to HWS, there were more than 700 participants signed up for the tournament, with more responses coming in.

Among her other duties include attending most meetings with Dickinson and documenting changes the director indicates need to be made to the nursing home following a daily tour of the facility.

“This experience was really important for me. I am contemplating a career in health care administration and being able to work and observe the duties of the CEO of the nursing home was really a learning experience as to what exactly the job would entail,” says Klein. “Having this internship has really solidified my interests in the field of health care administration.”

Klein is a double major in economics and public policy with a concentration in law. She is also a philosophy minor. She is involved with the pre-health professions club and Koshare.