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HSHS St. Vincent Hospital welcomes students from across northeast Wisconsin for Healthcare Bootcamp

June 21, 2023 


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Hospital News

Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital recently welcomed high school students from across northeast Wisconsin for its first Healthcare Bootcamp event of the year. The bootcamp for juniors and seniors interested in a career in health care is designed to give students a realistic look into various health care roles while also allowing an opportunity to make connections in the field.

“Through these job shadowing experiences, students are able to learn the role of the career, type of education that is required, skills that are performed, and network with our health care professionals,” says Ericka Mulroy, RN, BSN, Community Sourcing Strategist at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and organizer of the Healthcare Bootcamp. “These students were able to experience hands-on skill sessions, and network with local universities and colleges during their time at St. Vincent.”

Over twenty students took part in HSHS St. Vincent Hospital’s Healthcare Bootcamp on Tuesday, June 13. It included experiences in eleven different departments, which engaged students in a variety of ways and solidified their interest in health care. Students also shared that they enjoyed the positive and caring environment that HSHS St. Vincent Hospital provided them as guests. Interested students were able to talk directly to HSHS employment specialists about opportunities available to them in the field, opening a door in the health care industry before they graduate high school.

Funding for the bootcamp was provided by the HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to support the next generation of potential healthcare workers,” says Johannah Wenig, the Foundation’s interim director. 

“This community supports our hospitals in so many tangible ways, including the work we do to equip our colleagues to be the best in their field. This community outreach is key to inspiring young people to choose career paths in caring for our community.”

Students from the communities of Appleton, Brussels, De Pere, Green Bay, Hortonville, Howard, Kaukauna, Kiel, Kimberly, Oconto Falls, Plymouth, Pulaski, Suamico, Wauwatosa and West Allis participated in the bootcamp.

For those who did not take part in the bootcamp but are still interested in a job shadow opportunity with HSHS, future opportunities can be found at: https://www.hshs.org/careers/job-shadowing.
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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.

 
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital welcomes students from across northeast Wisconsin for Healthcare Bootcamp
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