Ozarks Medical Center’s (OMC) Surgical Services Department recently
upgraded their laparoscopic equipment and donated their used equipment
to the South Central Career Center’s (SCCC) Surgical Technology
Program. Surgical Services Director Tim Kimball said, “OMC was happy
to make this donation to help train local scrub techs in this minimally-invasive
Misty Hathcock, Program Director at the SCCC, was thrilled to accept the
donation. “To have this equipment is a fantastic opportunity for
students practice running the camera and scopes in a simulated setting.
We would not have been able to purchase equipment like this, and now the
students are able to get this experience before they go into a clinical
The equipment is being used in the Principles and Practices for Surgical
Technology class at the SCCC. The SCCC is now accepting applications for
Fall 2016. You can visit sccwp.edu for more information.
Pictured left to right: Students Chad Bunch, Sarah Heath and Elaine Simmons;
Kimball, Hathcock, and SCCC Instructor Christy Combs.