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Cascade Comprehensive Care hires Oregon Institute of Technology students after an internship

Community news | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Contact: Maria Ramirez

Local Health Insurance Company Provides Career Training Opportunity to Current Students of Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR—Cascade Comprehensive Care (CCC) believes in continuously investing in the community in which it operates. Five years ago, the organization pioneered an alliance with Oregon Institute of Technology to train tomorrow's leaders. This has since provided dozens of internship opportunities for qualified students looking to gain tangible experience in the health care industry.

This year, CCC is excited to celebrate the graduation of Faith Lee, Danielle Sherman, and Rachel Pomeroy who will be graduating from Oregon Institute of Technology this Spring. Lee has been chosen to be a commencement speaker and CHA is proud of this accomplishment.

Sherman and Lee joined CCC the summer of 2018. Both have accepted full-time employment with CCC where they will support the company's vision and innovation. Pomeroy joined the company in April 2019 and will leaving after graduation to begin employment in Portland, Oregon.

Sherman is from Dayton, Oregon, and will be graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Informatics. Sherman is currently an intern for CCC's Business Intelligence and Decision Support department. She has worked with the Director of Decision Support & Business Intelligence and Chief Operating Officer to update the data flow diagram, workflow diagrams, and interdepartmental policies and procedures.

In reference to her internship, Sherman stated, "I enjoy the feeling of working at a mid-sized company and being able to cultivate strong relationships with co-workers across different departments." Sherman's new position will be a Health Informatics Database Analyst.

Coming from Bly, OR, Lee is graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management. She began her internship as the Community and Public Relations Intern., during which time she assisted the Community and Public Relations Specialist with the planning of the "Celebrate Building a Healthy Community" event in August, helped draft press releases, organized community outreach, and aided in the preparation and planning of the Community Advisory Council's monthly meetings.

"My internship was an amazing opportunity to get a feel for the kind of work I want to be doing after I graduate." Lee said, "As a Klamath Basin local, I'm excited to be a part of an organization that is so beneficial to my community."

Lee has accepted a Compliance Specialist position with CCC.

"We are very proud of Faith, Rachel, and Danielle," said CCC President and CEO Tayo Akins. "The internships or work program we offer provide an opportunity for students to foster relationships and obtain skills to advance their careers in health care. Internship opportunities provide us with the ability to retain high quality incoming professionals for our community."

Pictured left to right: Faith Lee, Rachel Pomeroy, Danielle Sherman