Silver Cross Partners with Joliet Central and West High Schools’ Job Program
Students Shadow Silver Cross Nurses and Clinical Staff
Recently, 14 Joliet Township Central and West High School students took a break from class and came to Silver Cross Hospital for real-life lessons on April 4 and 11. The free program offered a valuable experience and unique opportunity for sophomores enrolled in an advisory class, allowing them real insight into medical careers.
Students spent the morning with physicians, nurses, clinical, and support staff from the emergency department, laboratory, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and other patient care areas observing real-life healthcare scenarios and discussing numerous career opportunities in the medical field. The annual event allows the students to determine if what they think they would like to study, is the right fit for them.
Photo Caption: Recently Joliet Township Central and West High School sophomore students took a break from class and came to Silver Cross Hospital for real-life lessons in April. Pictured are students from Joliet West, who participated in the Silver Cross Job Shadowing Program along with Leslie Newbon, Senior Community Relations Coordinator at Silver Cross Hospital.
“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.”