For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Mid-State Technical College will host the first spotlight of its allied health programs during National Allied Health Professions Week in conjunction with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The Spotlight on Allied Health takes place on Mid-State’s Marshfield campus on Nov. 10 from 4-6 p.m. The event includes refreshments and is free and open to the public.
Allied health encompasses all patient care not performed by nurses and doctors and accounts for 60 percent of all health care providers. The allied health event will allow community members, employers, and prospective students to gain a better understanding of these careers and the impacts Mid-State graduates have on health care.
Event participants will be able to explore five hands-on demo stations of Mid-State’s allied health programs, including respiratory therapist, medical assistant, central service technician, surgical technologist, and phlebotomy technician. The event will also feature remarks from Dr. Matthew Janssen, director of education at Marshfield Clinic Health System, and from prominent members of the WTCS and department of public instruction as well as a showcase of Mid-State student graduates.
“The allied health programs at Mid-State Technical College are designed to develop the talents and skills of our student population according to the needs of area employers,” said Lori Weigel, Mid-State’s associate dean of service and health. “This event is an exciting collaboration between our dedicated instructors and the engaged group of health care providers and institutions that work closely with them and our students to maximize clinical experience and training.”
For questions about the Allied Health event, contact Weigel at 715-389-7016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.