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Vernessa Glover, HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Executive Director, to Speak to Springfield High School Students Interested in Health Care Careers

Vernessa Glover, executive director of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, will speak to Springfield High School’s Pre-Health Club about her area of expertise in the health care field and what steps it took her to achieve her role at a children’s hospital.

The pre-health club at Springfield High School is for students interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. The club is student-led and coordinates inspiring and informative speakers for its members.

Past presenters have included Dr. Chuck Lucore, president and CEO of St. John’s Hospital, Amy Jones, executive director of St. John’s Hospital emergency services, Charlene Aaron, chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing and Keri Snyder, manager of AthletiCare and TherapyCare. Future presenters include Jim Timpe, St. John’s Hospital director of imaging services and neurodiagnostics and Christina Stott, HSHS St. John’s Hospital recruiter.

The presentations emphasize the importance of school and being an active learner. Students will have the opportunity for questions, discussion and activities. Presenters will offer advice for students interested in their field.

“Health care is a special ministry, and I’m glad Springfield High School offers a club for those students who want to learn more about it,” Vernessa said. “I look forward to meeting the students and offering any advice that can help them on their journey. I’m honored to be a part of the program.” She will give a one-hour presentation beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Springfield High School in room 521, science wing.
About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower with all private rooms. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org

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