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

December 04, 2002

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 Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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