Observation Program

Learn More About Careers in Health Care Through the Observation Program

The Observation Program at University Hospitals is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in health care careers to shadow a hospital worker (sponsor) and learn more about the field. Applicants are required to complete an application, online compliance training, adhere to all health screening requirements and show proof of health care coverage. Applicants are permitted to observe for 30 calendar days within a year.

Applicants interested in observing in the OR must be at least 18 years of age. Observation experiences in an operating room are limited to 10 experiences for students under the age of 21 in any one calendar year. To observe in the OR you must also watch our OR video explaining our processes and take the OR quiz. Please turn in your quiz along with your completed application to your Observation Coordinator.

The Healthcare Career Observation Program has been revised

Applications are now being processed through an Observation Coordinator. Please review the list below for an Observation Coordinator processing applications in the area you are interested in. The list is updated weekly. Observation Coordinators have the right to refuse an observation experience if it conflicts with department schedules or no one is available to coordinate the experience. Applications can be obtained from the Observation Coordinators and through the link posted under “Helpful Links”.

If you are University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center employee wanting to observe you do not need to complete this process. Please make arrangements with your manager and sponsor.

Jennifer Abarca Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Ann Adair Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Karen Akrish Nursing OB
Tarrika Allen Neurology – Epilepsy
Jennifer Arian Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Lisa Berko Outpatient Physical Therapist
Jasmine Boggan Ear, Nose & Throat
Margaret Bourguignon  
Emily Brandt Inpatient Occupational and Physical Therapy
Bethanny Bristol Integrative Oncology
Renee Broder Emergency Department (PEDS)
Patrice Butler OBGYN
Mary Cerveny Ear, Nose & Throat
James Cicero Outpatient Occupational Therapist
Jillian Cofojohn Proton Therapy
Samella Crump Pediatric Pulmonary
Penny Davis Labor & Delivery
Lisa DiNardo Plastic Surgery
Melissa Douglas Adult Emergency Department
Brittany Freeman Pediatric Neurology
Chelci Fudge Social Work
Charita Gadson Speech Therapy
Wanika Givens Radiation Oncology
Michelle Goldstein Pediatric Physical Therapy
Kara Gorey Physical Therapy (Westlake)
Allison Griffin Clinical Nursing
Kathleen Griswold Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Linda Grose Dental Clinic (PEDS)
Lea Haas SICU
Julie Hall Bariatrics Surgery Dietitian
Rita Hall Orthopedic Surgery
Holly Harper Pathology
Lois Hengenius Neurosurgery
Gretchen Hollis Radiology
Dildred Houston Emergency Department
Jessica Jenkins Outpatient Physical Therapy
Erica Johnson Emergency Department (PEDS)
Aaliyah Jones Primary Care Physician (Cleveland Hts.)
Carlisa Jones Primary Care Physician (Cleveland Hts.)
Emily Kandra Radiology
Kathleen Kilbane Psychiatry
Christopher LeVan Outpatient Physical Therapy (Twinsburg)
Corika Lewis Surgical Pathology
Fran Lissemore Neurology Dr. A. Lerner
Angeli Logan-Horhn Cleveland Heights Primary Care Physician
Krystal McClearn Outpatient Physical Therapist (Mentor)
Staci Mecuri Prentiss OR Director
Margaret Medford Respiratory Therapy
Anita Medvin Dr. Parry’s office
Siera Moore Seidman Cancer Center Ambulatory
Brenda Myers Radiation Oncology
Kristina Myers Dermatology
Melissa Najda Clinical Nursing
Cindy Neczypor Internal Medicine
Nancy Nicholas Autopsy
Natalie Niese Medical Surgical
Helen Novotney Pediatric Surgery
Heather Oblinger Human Resources Recruiter
Aditi Parikh Pediatrics Genetics
Vera Paul-Jarrett Special Immunology Unit
Jodi Peck Pediatric Cardiology
Noel Perry Neurology
Michele Post Neurology
Dee Jhonette Pryor Physician’s office, Dr. Hardacre
Alfreda Roberson Surgical Subspecialty
Katherine Rogala Speech Therapy (Green Rd.)
Shaylinn Romano CICU
Ramy Sabe Pediatric Gastroenterology
Theresa Santoiemmo Emergency Department (PEDS)
Jill Severino-Powell Nursing
Kathy Shula Pediatric General Surgery
Terri Tate Seidman Cancer Center Ambulatory
Donna Taylor Nephrology
Marilyn Taylor Ophthalmology
Erika Tracy Transplant
Heather Trent Pediatric Gastroenterology
Marlene Tripp Primary Care Physician (Cleveland Heights)
Jill Walker Pediatric Sports Medicine (non-surgical)
Barbara Warstler Credentialing
Kathleen Widner Physician’s office (Landerbrook)
Adjoni Williams Anesthesiology
Kayla Wolf Medical ICU & Heart Failure ICU
Susan Wood Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology – W.O. Walker Bldg
Natasha Wright Primary Care Physician (Cleveland Hts.)
Gulgun Yalcinkaya Neonatology
Lindsay Zombek Speech Rehabilitation (Westlake)

If you are a University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center employee and are interested in becoming an Observation Coordinator for your area please complete the new LMS training course titled “Observation Training GM-38 Online”. Once completed and approved your name and email address will be added to the list above for Observers to contact.

During this time of transition The Volunteer Services Department will provide support and paperwork as the departments now coordinate these experiences.

Helpful Links

* Compliance training site
* Observation Application
* Watch OR Video
* Download OR Quiz

All observers are required to complete compliance training. Turn in confirmation page with completed observation application to the Observation Coordinator. For questions, call 216-844-1504.

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