Hospital Observation Program at UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake, OH

The Observation Program at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center 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 and online compliance training, acquire a hospital sponsor, adhere to all health screening requirements and show proof of health care coverage.

Applicants interested in observing in an operating room (OR) must be at least 18 years of age. Observation experiences in an OR 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 the OR video explaining the processes and take the OR quiz. Please turn in your quiz along with your completed application to the volunteer services coordinator.

Applying for UH St. John Medical Center Observation Program

Applications are processed through an Observation Coordinator. Please review the list below for an Observation Coordinator processing applications in the area you are interested in. Any area has the right to refuse an observation experience if it conflicts with department schedules or if no one is available to coordinate the experience. Applications can be obtained through the link posted under "Helpful Links."

If you are a UH St. John Medical Center employee wanting to observe, you do not need to complete this process. Please make arrangements with your manager and sponsor.

All observers are required to complete compliance training (see Helpful Links). Turn in the confirmation page with the completed observation application to the Observation Coordinator.

Observation Coordinators

Name Email Address Area of Interest
Kara Gorey Kara.Gorey@UHhospitals.org Physical Therapy (Westlake)
Karen Stuble Karen.Stuble@UHhospitals.org UHMSO Tri City (Avon)
Vickie L. Williams Vickie.Williams@UHhospitals.org UHMSO (Westlake)
Lindsay Zombek Lindsay.Zombek@UHhospitals.org Speech Rehabilitation (Westlake)

If you are a University Hospitals St. John Medical Center employee and are interested in becoming an Observation Coordinator for your area, please complete the GPS 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.