First School At Work Graduate

April 18, 2011

Robert Taylor, Mercy Communication Services
Operator and School at Work mentor,
congratulates Lisa Turner, Mercy admitting
representative, as Fort Scott's first School
at Work (SAW) program graduate.

Lisa Turner is the first School at Work Graduate from Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.

"I would definitely recommend the program to other co-workers. A couple key points I learned are: 1) math is manageable and 2) the program gave me a framework to assess my own skills and indentify deficits which could be potential stumbling blocks in the future," Turner said.

Currently an admitting representative at Mercy Health Center, Turner is now eyeing a career in either health care education or cardiac sonography. School at Work is an opportunity for Mercy to "grow" its workforce from within and to increase diversity in nursing, allied clinical and front-line leadership positions.

"School at Work is a workforce development system provided to increase job advancement, retention and career development for entry-level workers," explained Robert Taylor, Turner's SAW mentor. "In today's hospital environment, nursing shortages, other allied health workers continue to be needed to accommodate the increasing patient load."

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