InterrHealth Canada Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists, technologists, doctors, nurses, and engineers with programs that provide hands-on experience.
Through its STEM for SUCCESS Foundation, the TCI Math Lab has focused on critical areas—science, technology, engineering, and math; an essential way to engage students in fun and meaningful ways while helping them develop 21st Century Skills. The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital aims to assist in bolstering stem education by providing real-world applications and exploring how the sciences can lead to many areas in health and medicine.
On Monday, May 30th, 2022, at the STEM for SUCCESS Foundation’s 1st Annual Science Expo, TCI Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr Devon Grant spoke to over forty youngsters on the importance of healthy choices to protect the heart and along with Dr Raven Saunders, Dr Eric Griggs of New Orleans and Dr Alexis Missick demonstrated and presented on the various heart functions, phlebotomy and administering medication and nutrients directly into veins.
Also in attendance were Mrs Romaine Missick-Smith, CEO of the Health Regulatory Authority and Dr Denise Braithwaite- Tennant, CEO of InterHealth Canada Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, who brought remarks and participated in the skills stations.
“Our goal has always been to mentor and foster youngsters interested in a future career in medicine. We have displayed this through our Ready and Clinical Observation programmes. It is a pleasure to sponsor this important foundation, and we look forward to future events. I congratulate Mr LeKensay Missick, founder of The Math Lab and President of STEM for SUCCESS Foundation, for hosting its 1st Annual Science Expo and the event’s success,” said CEO Dr Denise Braithwaite- Tennant.
She added, “We are committed to STEM education for all, to empower students to envision themselves as future scientists, innovators, and trailblazers in health and Medicine. We believe we can make a difference in their lives today so that they can make a difference in the lives of others tomorrow”.
“Our organisation is committed to educating and exposing our students to the world of STEM, and this program, like all others, aims to do just that. We believe that it is important for our students, especially those in underserved communities, to have the opportunity to access programs that can tremendously change the trajectory of their lives. We believe that we can be very successful in accomplishing our mission of increasing educational outcomes, college readiness, and employability skills in our youth”, said LeKensay Missick, founder of The Math Lab, and President of STEM for SUCCESS Foundation.
Through the STEM for SUCCESS Foundation, The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital will be providing 30 students with CPR training on both Grand Turk and Providenciales.