HealthSouth Petersburg to Host Southside Health Career Exploring Middle School Camp


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg will host the Southside Health Career Exploring Middle School Camp June 20- 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. This camp will travel to several sites to provide rising 7th, 8th and 9th-grade students real-life experiences in healthcare and higher education around the Tri-Cities.

Activities will include:

  • Learning about basic first aid and CPR
  • Using a variety of medical equipment 
  • Experiments and projects
  • Learning about colleges and more

“HealthSouth Petersburg is excited to serve as a host site joining other local healthcare industry leaders to give young students a real-world view of various careers in healthcare,” said HealthSouth Petersburg Director of Therapy Operations Kristin Porter. “We are coming together as a community to show our youth the local career opportunities available to them in the healthcare field, whether inpatient rehabilitation or another desired field.”

Other local organizations joining HealthSouth Petersburg in this educational effort include:

  • Appomattox Health and Wellness
  • Dunlop House
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Poplar Springs
  • Richard Bland College
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Southside Virginia Emergency Services
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University

There is a limited amount of spaces available. To apply, fill out the application found at and submit by May 13 to or mail to:
P.O. Box 867 
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Students will be notified by May 27 if they are selected. If selected, the cost of the camp is $125 and includes lunch, snack and supplies. For more information, contact Sherry Channell at or 804-720-8067.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg is a 64-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Greater Richmond and the Tri-Cities area, the hospital is located at 95 Medical Park Blvd. across from Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

Point of Contact

For additional details, please contact our representative.

Judy Yoder

804 894-4746
Judy Yoder