Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield, 2022 Community Benefits

Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Workforce Development Collaboration

Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Division of Education and Human Resources has been working on a variety of opportunities to support their employees and community members with interest in entering and advancing their careers in health care. Through this work, Marshfield Medical Center has brought together several technical colleges (Mid-State Technical College, Nicolet Technical College, Northwood Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College and Chippewa Valley Technical College) and has been awarded the DHS Allied Health Professionals Grant to help promote and support a variety of health professions. The goal of the grant is to increase the availability of quality education and training opportunities for critical allied health positions in rural areas of the state. The grant funds will focus on the following professions throughout our rural service areas: certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, EMT/paramedics, surgical technologists, respiratory therapists and phlebotomists. 

The funding is estimated to assist nearly 50 individuals on their path to a health care career. Additionally, this collaboration between technical schools has helped strengthen Marshfield Medical Center’s partnerships and offerings for students and employees. In addition to this consortium grant, Marshfield Medical Center has partnered with MSTC to also offer a Workforce Advancement Training grant for its current workforce interested in becoming medical assistants and certified nursing assistants. Through this grant, Marshfield Medical Center will support 24 employees through three core classes for the medical assistant role as well as help six employees complete the certified nursing assistant program.