Healthcare Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
October 22, 2019
Students of the Medical Assistant and Health Information Technology programs at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus were given a tour of the STAT helicopter and landing area.

South Hills Healthcare Students Participate in UPMC Altoona Trauma Drill

Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Health Information Technology students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology recently participated in a trauma drill at UPMC Altoona. Afterwards, they were given a tour of some of the hospital facilities, including the the STAT MedEvac 11 helicopter and its landing area.
August 27, 2019
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director, Tricia Turner, and 2006 DMS Alumna, Sarah Leitzinger

Alumni Stories – Sarah Leitzinger

Sarah Leitzinger, 2006 Diagnostic Medical Sonography alumna, reveals the most valuable things that she learned during her studies at South Hills School of Business & Technology and shares some sound advice for those considering a career in medical ultrasound technology.
August 19, 2019
South Hills DMS 2019 class representative Lesley Hogan, left, holds the basket while DMS second-year class representative Robyn Pheasant draws the willing ticket for the 2019 basket raffle. DMS Program Director, Tricia Turner, watches in the background.

South Hills Sonography Students Raise Money For West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp

Students of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology select a charity every year for which they volunteer their time and effort to bring awareness and raise funds. The charity they chose to support for the 2018-19 academic year was the West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp.
July 11, 2019
The 2019 Sonographers' Symposium, in its eighth year, attracted over a hundred attendees from six states.

South Hills Sonographers’ Symposium Creates Strong Presence As A Regional Conference

South Hills School of Business & Technology hosted the 8th annual Sonographers' Symposium in the first half of 2019. The event attracted over a hundred attendees from six states and featured lectures from leading industry experts, demonstrations of the latest technology from top vendors, and opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education credits.
June 26, 2019

South Hills School Of Business & Technology Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

South Hills School of Business & Technology held its 49th annual commencement ceremony for the graduating class of June 2019 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
June 10, 2019
Left to right: First-year Medical Assistant students, Cassidy Bishop, Michael Allen, Shelby Johnson, and Riley Bishop

South Hills Medical Assistant Program Students Tour Primary Health Network

Students of the Medical Assistant specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology toured the Primary Health Network location in Lewistown to get a first-hand look at a real-world work environment in their field.

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.