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Silver Cross partners with high schools, allows students to shadow nurses

Friday August 9, 2013
Pictured from left to right are Mary Ann Mudron, RN, nurse at Silver Cross Hospital; Jose Calderon, sophomore at Joliet West High School; Jennifer Azpeitia, sophomore at Joliet West High School; and Bassam Kawadry, MD, emergency medicine physician at Silver Cross Hospital.
Pictured from left to right are Mary Ann Mudron, RN, nurse at Silver Cross Hospital; Jose Calderon, sophomore at Joliet West High School; Jennifer Azpeitia, sophomore at Joliet West High School; and Bassam Kawadry, MD, emergency medicine physician at Silver Cross Hospital.
(Photo courtesy of Silver Cross Hospital)
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On April 23 and 24, a group of 30 Joliet Township Central and West High School sophomore students came to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill. They took part in an intern program that offers an opportunity for sophomores enrolled in an advisory class to gain insight into various healthcare careers.

Students spent the morning shadowing Silver Cross nurses and clinical staff to observe healthcare professions and to discuss career opportunities.

Under the supervision of their classroom instructor and hospital managers, the students visited specialty areas including surgery, obstetrics and the ED.

"By partnering with Joliet Township Central and West High Schools, we remain committed to the communities we serve," Paul Pawlak, president and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital, said in a news release. "We understand the importance of exposing today’s students to a variety of healthcare professions; and by preparing these future leaders to select a profession, we assist in supporting our local communities to flourish."


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