Cantwell to Announce $3 Million Grant to Train 280 New Healthcare Workers

SEATTLE, WA – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), representatives from Children’s Hospital, and local workforce development councils will hold a press conference to announce a $3 million grant to train over 280 new healthcare workers in Washington state.


SEATTLE, WA – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), representatives from Children’s Hospital, and local workforce development councils will hold a press conference to announce a $3 million grant to train over 280 new healthcare workers in Washington state.

Hospitals in Washington state have thousands vacancies for healthcare workers. This grant will fund a new program to bring dislocated and underemployed workers into the healthcare profession.

WHO:

- U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
- Colin Conant, Executive Director, Pierce County Workforce Development Council
- Jennifer Abermanis, Administrator, Children’s Hospital
- Susan Heath, Administrator and Nurse Executive, Children’s Hospital
- Retrained health care worker
- Washington State Hospital Association

WHAT:

Press conference announcing $3 million grant to train new healthcare workers

WHERE:

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Park in Lot 4 and meet at the Airplane entrance
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA

WHEN:

Thursday, December 5 at 11:00 am

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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