Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital welcomed high school students from across Northeast Wisconsin for its first Healthcare Bootcamp event today (Thursday, Aug. 18). The bootcamp for juniors and seniors interested in a career in health care is designed to educate and showcase the various health care roles within a hospital setting.
“As a trusted source of health care in Northeast Wisconsin for more than a century, we are committed to fostering a passion for health care in our communities,” said Kayla Coopman, Talent Sourcing Strategist and organizer of the Healthcare Bootcamp event at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. “Welcoming these students into our hospital today is just one way we can do that, and we also want students to see the variety of roles health care has to offer.”
Twenty students took part in HSHS St. Vincent Hospital’s Healthcare Bootcamp on Thursday, Aug. 18, which included learnings in the emergency department, intensive care and surgical units, and in pediatrics at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital. Students also had the chance to meet physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, and radiology and medical imaging experts.
Emily Rohde, a junior at Oconto Falls High School, currently works parttime in Food and Nutrition Services at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital’s sister hospital in Oconto Falls – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital – and participated in Thursday’s Healthcare Bootcamp event.
“I learned a lot about how these people treat their patients and it made me feel really good about going into health care because it really is a great environment and there are a lot of people that just want to do good,” said Emily. “I think that is really amazing to have a career where you wake up every day to go to a job where something really matters, and you get done with the day knowing that you changed something.”
Students from the communities of Ashwaubenon, Oconto Falls, Green Bay, Gillett, Appleton, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, Luxemburg, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Neenah and Bark River, MI, participated in Thursday’s event.
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. Patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” nationwide and is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.