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Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers to Host Education Assistance Seminars

By on 6/19/2017

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, will host two informational sessions about opportunities for education assistance through the Health CareeRx Academy.

The seminars will be Mon., June 26 at 6 p.m. and Wed., June 28 at 1 p.m. at the school. The seminars are free and open to the public.

The WorkPlace’s Health CareeRx Academy (HCA) is a broad partnership of healthcare providers, educators, trainers, and community-based organizations in Southwestern Connecticut that provide no-cost training and support to help participants obtain a career in the growing healthcare field. Designed with input from employers, HCA’s mission is to meet the current and evolving workforce needs of healthcare employers. The HCA provides occupational training, work readiness, and other supports to individuals who desire to begin or advance a career in healthcare.

Occupational skills training offered through the HCA include: Certified Nursing Assistants; Dental Assistants; Home Health Aides; Medical Assistants; Medical Office Management; Medical Records & Health Information Technicians; Patient Care Technicians; Pharmacy Technicians; Radiologic Technologists; Registered Nurses-ASN, BSN/CEIN; and Surgical Technologists. Individuals eligible to enroll are those receiving state assistance or are otherwise low income, and the long-term unemployed. All training by HCA leads to a certificate or degree and prepares individuals to pass a state or national license exam.

The HCA also works with the School of Allied Health Careers to provide tuition assistance for students. The school offers training for individuals interested in becoming Certified Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, and Phlebotomists. Griffin Hospital's School of Allied Health Careers was one of the first hospital-based schools of its kind to be authorized by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and offers Phlebotomy and other professional educational programs to provide training, education, and certification in selected health careers.

To register for the information session or for more information, call 203-732-1276 or 203-732-7578.

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