Shannon Health Hosts Four Part Symposium for SAISD Seniors Interested in a Future in Healthcare

Shannon Health Hosts Four Part Symposium for SAISD Seniors Interested in a Future in Healthcare

San Angelo ISD is proud to announce a unique partnership with Shannon Health, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Division, Howard College, and Angelo State University to offer an exclusive four-part symposium series, the Shannon Health Science Symposium Series, to SAISD high school seniors following a Health Sciences pathway and interest. The first part of the symposium series was hosted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Howard College and focused on introducing students to health care careers paths right here in San Angelo with Shannon Health.

“We are so fortunate to have wonderful community partners like Shannon that are willing to share with our students the many opportunities available to them in the healthcare field,” said SAISD Director of Career and Technical Education Roxanne Fentress. “This partnership allows us to identify specific career fields needed by Shannon and work to offer industry based certifications to fulfill that need.” 

 Students had the opportunity to hear from Shannon department leaders to explore the vast array of career avenues available to them ranging from surgery, laboratory, therapy, respiratory, social work, radiology, pharmacy, clinic, and nursing. They discussed the training and education required for the variety of career options available, many of those education opportunities available right here in San Angelo at Angelo State University and Howard College.

“These students are the future of our workforce in healthcare,” said Pam Bradshaw, DNP, RN, FAONL, Chief Operations Officer at Shannon Medical Center. “We are excited to share this pathway with them and help them navigate how to begin this journey as they graduate High School this spring. With the partnership of our exceptional educational institutions here, we want to provide the very best opportunities for these students to achieve their dreams and continue to live and work in our community.”

The Shannon Health Science Symposium Series will take place over the course of the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. During the remaining three series, students will have an opportunity to discover the health science programs available at Angelo State University and Howard College and tour Shannon’s facilities here in San Angelo. At the conclusion of the symposium series, students who participated will have the opportunity to apply for the Margaret Shannon Scholarship which provides financial and educational support for those students pursuing post-secondary healthcare careers such as nursing, radiology technician, surgical technician, physical therapy, and many more. The Margaret Shannon Scholarship is a full tuition paid scholarship.

The Shannon Health Science Symposium goal is to provide SAISD students insight and visualization into the pathways they can pursue in any health science field. Join SAISD in thanking our partners who helped make the Shannon Health Science Symposium Series possible, supporting opportunities for our health science pathway students to prepare for their future, whatever that future may be. Follow the San Angelo ISD Facebook, Twitter, and website, to stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD.

About Shannon Health 

Our mission is to provide our patients with the most compassionate and efficient service while ensuring the highest quality care. We have been caring for West Texans for more than 85 years and are proud to be the largest locally based healthcare provider for the Concho Valley and surrounding region. 

For more than 85 years, Shannon Medical Center has served this area, growing with the community and serving its healthcare needs. Our facility is licensed for 600+ beds and provides a variety of clinical services to meet each patient's needs. Together with Shannon Clinic, Shannon provides access to more than 350 providers in 40 medical specialties across 25 locations. Shannon’s services include nationally-recognized cardiac and stroke programs with the AirMed air ambulance, designated Level III Trauma Facility which has been named top Trauma Facility in the state, and a designated Women’s & Children’s Hospital certified as a Level II NICU facility, and provide complete testing and surgical capabilities for cardiology patients, among many more services.

At Shannon, you'll always find a comforting combination of advanced technology, expert care and personal attention.

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