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Medical Classroom to Grow Health Careers

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Sauk Prairie Healthcare donated equipment to the Sauk Prairie School District to help students get hands-on training in healthcare careers.

group stands by open moving track and hospital beds outsideThe school district – supported by Madison College, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and Sauk Prairie Healthcare – is preparing to offer a nursing assistant course for students and community members. Sauk Prairie Healthcare provided equipment and supplies to furnish the new Medical Careers classroom at Sauk Prairie High School. Donated items included hospital beds, bedside stands, bedside chairs, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and more.

In addition to classroom work, the nursing assistant program requires clinical training in a healthcare setting. Students will receive clinical training at Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s acute care unit.

“There’s a critical shortage of healthcare workers throughout our state and nation. This innovative program is a tremendous opportunity for students of all ages to explore healthcare careers,” said Shawn Lerch, CEO of Sauk Prairie Healthcare. “We’re excited to partner with the schools to offer such a valuable career building program available to our communities.”

Jeff Wright, Superintendent of Sauk Prairie School District, adds, “We are proud of this ongoing partnership with Sauk Prairie Healthcare.”​Pictured: Anthony Dix, Director of Human Resources, Sauk Prairie Healthcare; David Kussow, Education Coordinator, Sauk Prairie Healthcare; Shawn Lerch, CEO, Sauk Prairie Healthcare; Jeff Wright, Superintendent, Sauk Prairie School District; Randy Patterson, Maintenance, Sauk Prairie School District; Chanda Kulow, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Sauk Prairie School District; Steve Dent, Plant Mechanic, Sauk Prairie Healthcare.