Borgia Gives Back at Mercy Washington

April 2, 2024

WASHINGTON, Mo. - Students from St. Francis Borgia High School volunteered at Mercy Hospital Washington on March 27. They helped assemble patient registration packets, loaded and moved boxes for the Mercy Gift Shop, and created Easter artwork to decorate the windows on the pedestrian bridge. The students were participating in Borgia Gives Back, an annual day of service in the community.

Mercy doctor's coat Borgia students at Mercy Washington.

“We love having the students on campus. The extra hands are a huge help to us during busy times,” said Mercy Health Foundation Director Lesli von Seelen. “The students’ help with registration packets will ensure patients have the information they need for a positive experience during their hospital stay. Service is one of our core values at Mercy. We appreciate that Borgia is showing the importance of service to their students by dedicating time each year to give back to the community.”

Mercy Washington President Eric Eoloff stopped in to thank the students for their service and share some information with them about careers in health care. As part of the strategy to address workforce shortages in health care, Eoloff and hospital leaders have participated in a variety of events to talk to kids early about career opportunities.

“The health care field offers much more than doctors and nurses and patient facing jobs,” Eoloff said. “We have opportunities in IT and facilities and finance and just about anything you can think of. We hope the kids may join us as Mercy co-workers down the road.”