Saint Thomas Health is partnering with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to introduce high school seniors to health care professionals through the Saint Thomas Health Scholars Program.  As part of this program, the Maplewood Highschool health center will serve as a learning laboratory for students interested in a career in health care.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners-Maplewood is a clinic at Maplewood High School offering accessible, affordable primary care to students, staff and the community.
Leadership from MNPS and Saint Thomas Health, along with elected officials and representation from the Mayor’s office will be in attendance and presenting information. This includes:
·         Senator Thelma Harper
·         Representative Brenda Gilmore
·         Councilwoman Nancy VanReece
·         Karen Springer, President and CEO, Saint Thomas Health
·         Jill Speering, Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education , Vice Chair
·         Dr. Shawn Joseph, MNPS Director of Schools
·         Kristen Zak, Nashville Mayor’s Office , SeniorAdvisor of Health & Wellness
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Maplewood High School
401 Walton Lane, Nashville, TN 37216
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In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $78 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.   Visit www.sthealth.com.

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