“Training embossed”

After 24 years as a teacher, 14 of them as principal, at the helios training center in bad kissingen, erhard bieber is retiring. He was given a ceremonial farewell by the hospital management, colleagues, the works council and nursing students.

"During his time with us, mr. Bieber has been ca. 500 schoolchildren graduated as health and medical care workers. Many of the former students still work at our hospitals in bad kissingen and hammelburg. He has shaped and significantly developed the training here over decades. I would like to thank him for this achievement and congratulate him on it", so dr. Peter hermeling, hospital general manager helios st. Elisabeth hospital in bad kissingen. "The training here has always been of a high standard and is of great importance for the helios st. Elisabeth hospital in bad kissingen of very high importance. Mr. Bieber has made a great contribution to this", hermeling added.

"I have always enjoyed challenging young people and watching them develop into healthcare professionals. But now I’m looking forward to retirement and my bees", so bieber. In retirement, he will now concentrate more on his main passion, beekeeping. He has been involved as a beekeeper in the region since his youth and gives training courses for new beekeepers and those who want to become beekeepers. This also explains the farewell gift from the students: a self-made beehive with photos of the students from all three courses, with bieber himself depicted as the queen bee.

Successor from our own ranks

The school management will be taken over from 1. July from marianne masso. The 46-year-old has been a teacher at the helios training center in bad kissingen for four years. "Mrs. Masso has helped to shape the education of our nursing students with a lot of commitment and great expertise. She is held in high esteem by her colleagues as well as by the schoolchildren. I am pleased that we have found someone from our own ranks for this important job and I wish mrs. Masso every success in her new task", so dr. Hermeling. However, masso doesn’t have much time to enjoy the new position: "the final exams of our upper class are coming up soon. In addition, we are currently in the midst of organizational preparations for generalist nursing training, which will be introduced at every nursing school in 2020. In my eyes, this is a unique challenge, especially as the new head of school."

The helios education center in bad kissingen was founded in 1952 by the nuns at the st. Elisabeth hospital launched as the hospital’s nursing school. In the 67-year history of the hospital, more than 1,000 young women and men have already completed the three-year training program to become health care nurses. Currently, a total of about 50 students attend the three courses of the helios training center. The next start of training is on 1. October 2019, an application is still possible

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