For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — In conjunction with the Wisconsin Technical College System, Mid-State Technical College hosted the first spotlight of its allied health programs during National Allied Health Professions Week. The Spotlight on Allied Health took place on the college’s Marshfield campus on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Allied health encompasses all patient care not performed by nurses and doctors and accounts for 60 percent of all health care providers.
Event participants explored 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 also featured a showcase of Mid-State graduates as well as remarks from Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy, Mid-State President Sue Budjac, Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Education Matthew Janssen, and Department of Public Instruction Director of Career and Technical Education Sharon Wendt.
“These are the unsung heroes of our health care system,” said Foy. “This provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the fantastic health careers that start with a credential from Mid-State Technical College, which is a key talent pipeline for the region’s health care providers.”
For questions about the allied health programs at Mid-State, contact Lori Weigel, Mid-State’s associate dean of service and health, at 715-389-7016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.