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Silver Cross Partners with Joliet Central and West High Schools’ Intern Program

Students Job Shadow Silver Cross Nurses and Clinical Staff  

New Lenox, IL (May 8, 2013) —Recently 30 Joliet Township Central and West High School sophomore students took a break from class and came to Silver Cross Hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox for real-life lessons on April 23 and 24.  The free intern program offers a valuable experience and great opportunity for sophomores enrolled in an advisory class allowing them real insight into medical careers. 

Students spent the morning “shadowing” Silver Cross nurses and clinical staff to observe real healthcare professions where they discussed numerous career opportunities in healthcare.  

Photo Caption: Recently 30 Joliet Township Central and West High School sophomore students took a break from class and came to Silver Cross Hospital for real-life lessons on April 23 and 24.  Pictured are Mary Ann Mudron, R.N., nurse at Silver Cross Hospital; Jose Calderon, sophomore at Joliet West High School; Jennifer Azpeitia, sophomore at Joliet West High School; and Bassam Kawadry, M.D., emergency medicine physician at Silver Cross Hospital; who showed the students what a typical workday includes in the Emergency Department during the high school’s intern program.

Under the supervision of their classroom instructor and hospital managers, the students visited various areas including surgery, nursing, obstetrics and the emergency department.  

“By partnering with Joliet Township Central and West High Schools, we remain committed to the communities we serve,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. “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.” 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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