Project SEARCH - UNM Hospital

The Nene & Jamie Koch Project SEARCH Training Program at UNM Hospital

UNMH Project SEARCH GraduatesThe UNMH Project SEARCH program was the first Project SEARCH site in the state, and had its initial cohort of interns in 2014. The program was highly successful, placing all interns into competitive employment by the end of the program year, and earning the prestigious 90-99% Employment Placement Award from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Project SEARCH National. Maintaining this impressive record of employment outcomes, UNMH Project SEARCH was also awarded the 90-99% Employment Outcome Award at the 10th Annual Project SEARCH Conference in August 2016.

UNMH Project SEARCH begins its fourth year in fall 2017, offering interns learning experiences in the hospital industry that include Orthopedics, Digestive Health, Linens, Outpatient Rehab, and Orthopedic Services, among others. The collaborating team consists of UNMH Hospitals, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Transition Services, Best Buddies NM, NM Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NMDVR), NM Department of Health/Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD), and UNM Center for Development & Disability Partners for Employment (UNM CDD PFE). On May 2, 2017, the program was renamed The Nene & Jamie Koch Project SEARCH Training Program at UNM Hospital, in honor of Former UNM Regent Jamie Koch, who was instrumental in launching project SEARCH in New Mexico.


Phone: 505-925-4260

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