Piedmont Walton attends MAHS Industry Day to encourage careers in healthcare

press release from Piedmont Walton

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Monroe, Ga. (December 13, 2023) – Piedmont Walton Clinical Education Coordinator Jamilla Fontenot and Human Resources Business Partner Nicole Malcom represented Piedmont at the Monroe Area High School healthcare-focused Industry Day, educating students on the various career paths available in the healthcare field.

“Students are often surprised to learn how many departments, both clinical and non-clinical, support a hospital,“ explained Malcom. “During events like Industry Day, we have the opportunity to talk to students with various interests and teach them how their skills can fit into the larger picture of healthcare. We want them to understand that there are more positions than just doctor or nurse, which many of them aren’t familiar with, so it gets them thinking about a career in healthcare when previously they hadn’t considered that path.”

During the event, students had the opportunity to play games that taught them about medication management, diagnostic testing, infection prevention, and patient care. They also learned more about the educational requirements for the many positions available at Piedmont.

If you’re interested in joining the Piedmont family, visit piedmontcareers.org.

About Piedmont Healthcare: Piedmont is empowering Georgians by changing health care. We continue to fuel Georgia’s growth through safe, high-quality care close to home through an integrated health care system that provides a hassle-free, unified experience. We are a private, not-for-profit organization that for centuries has sought to make a positive difference in every life we touch in the communities we serve. Across our 1,600 physical locations we care for 3.7 million patients and serve communities that comprise 80 percent of Georgia’s population. This includes 23 hospitals, 65 Piedmont Urgent Care centers, 25 QuickCare locations, 1,875 Piedmont Clinic physician practices and nearly 3,100 Piedmont Clinic members. Our patients conveniently engage with Piedmont online, as they scheduled more than 515,000 online appointments and over 154,000 virtual visits. With more than 44,000 care givers we are the largest Georgia-based employer of Georgians, who all came for the job, but stayed for the people. In 2023, Piedmont has earned recognition from Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and also as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women. In 2022, Forbes ranked Piedmont on its list of the Best Large Employers in the United States. In addition, Piedmont provided nearly $360 million in Community Benefit in Fiscal Year 2022, including approximately $310 million in uncompensated care.

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