Hands-on Experience at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Health Careers Camp June 24 and 26, 2014 – Applications Being Accepted Now


Rising middle school-aged students will have a chance this summer to attend a health careers camp at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Students who will be 7th, 8th or 9th graders during the 2014-2015 school year will get a behind-the-scenes look at the variety of careers available in hospitals.

In a closely supervised setting, campers will participate in exciting activities such as CPR, variations of vital signs, x-raying inanimate objects and closing lacerations with staples.

The camp will be held at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester on June 24 and June 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. Cost for the camp is $30 and includes a t-shirt, supplies, snacks, and lunch. Space is limited to 15 campers. Applications are available through RWRH Emergency Department Registration or by email to

The camp is supervised by Amanda Niblett, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, and a team of Riverside healthcare professionals. The camp is partially funded by a grant from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. For more information, email


Riverside’s range of medical services offered in Gloucester are anchored near the Main Street business corridor by Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, which opened in 1977 and has grown into a 67-bed acute care facility that provides comprehensive services and state-of-the-art technology to the communities of the Middle Peninsula.

Hospital services include emergency, inpatient and outpatient surgery, imaging and laboratory.

In addition to family medicine, internal medicine and general surgery practices, the 30-acre campus surrounding the hospital is home to the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center, the Middle Peninsula Cancer Institute, Home Care and Hospice, a therapy suite that includes physical, nutrition, speech, hand and occupational therapies, cardiology, gastroenterology, a Nephrology and Sleep Center, orthopedics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, physiatry, urology, vascular and women’s health.

For older adults, a couple miles down Main Street from the hospital campus, Riverside opened the first fully deinstitutionalized nursing home in Virginia – Heron Cove at Sanders – and runs the only full continuing care retirement community in the county – Sanders Retirement Community. Near the southern end of Gloucester, Riverside also operates an Urgent Care center.

For More Information:

Shannon Fedors

Marketing Business Partner, Riverside Middle Peninsula Service Area

(804) 693-8845


Upcoming Events