SARATOGA SPRINGS — In a push to strengthen healthcare education enrollment, Stat Staff Professionals, Inc. and the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the first Healthcare Education Summit in Saratoga Spring on October 19. The event grew out of Stat Staff’s education initiative to assist not only its own caregivers, but to enable all prospective nursing and allied health students to have access and aid to healthcare education.
“Our goal is to encourage students in our community to consider a career in healthcare, and to provide a means to connect, learn, and engage with prestigious schools in person,” said co-organizer, Victoria McCartney of Stat Staff.
“As a staffing company, we are on the frontlines of these shortages in healthcare professionals and that is why we’ve decided to take a stand, starting with our community. Our goal is two-fold; we want to encourage career paths that will improve this shortage but also, we want to help people find their passion,” McCartney continued.
Event co-organizer and registered nurse, Kristina Rolfes BSN, RN, expanded further on the importance of increasing the number of highly-educated nurses and healthcare professionals in the field:
“Healthcare professionals serve our community by caring for our loved ones in times when it’s most needed and we need them now more than ever. We act to be an advocate for those professionals by encouraging others to pursue a career who will ultimately stand by their side in the near future. The better the healthcare system is in a community, the heathier and more stable a community will be.”
The event is being held in the Peerless Room of the Embassy Suites in Saratoga Springs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature at least a half a dozen schools and two guest speakers. Students will have the chance to talk with prospective schools and in some cases, submit their transcripts for on-site enrollment. There will be raffle prizes and refreshments provided for all attendees. The organizers are asking that anyone interested register at: 2018healthed.eventbrite.com (those who register in advance will receive an extra raffle ticket). Stat Staff Professionals, Inc. is a nurse-owned and nurseoperated professional staffing organization specializing in staffing registered nurses and allied health professionals. Stat Staff believes that highly qualified, compassionate caregivers are the key to caring for the future of healthcare.
Find out more at: www.statstaffpro.com.