WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

Wednesday, July 13 2011, 09:36 PM CDT

JANESVILLE (WMSN) -- When your loved one is sick, you know what it's like to need a doctor right away.


St. Mary's and Dean Clinic saw that increased need in Janesville.  Now they're partnering to build a new hospital campus.


"It's a very exciting time for us.  We're in the process of hiring 300 to 350 employees for St. Mary's Janesville Hospital," said Eric Thornton, Director of Human Resources at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital.


It's a much needed boost for an area hit hard.


Janesville's unemployment rate is at 9.4 percent from May numbers, according to the Department of Workforce Development.  That's the highest of all metro-areas in the Badger State.


Among the jobs that will be added are 80 new nursing positions.


"For those new nursing roles, we are looking for those with experience," said Thornton.


The idea for the hospital campus came after research showed the Janesville area needed at least 100 additional beds each day.


"I'm originally from Janesville so this project means a lot to me both in terms of health care, as well as the employment opportunities," said Thornton.


The new hospital off I-39/90 and Highway 11 Interchange will include surgery, cardiology and E.R. services.


Dean Clinic Janesville East will also be adding new positions over the next five years.


"We've done some really wonderful partnerships with Blackhawk Tech to open up some opportunities for re-training," said Diane Wilhelm, Dean Clinic Administrator.


One of the new specialties Dean Clinic plans to add here is a brand new psychology department where they plan to add new jobs from social workers to psychiatrists.


"Whether it be for children with ADHD or other disorders," said Wilhelm.


State-of-the-art oncology care will also be available.


"We've also designed an outdoor garden with electricity so if they want to get their treatment outside they can," said Wilhelm.


Opportunities hospital and clinic leaders hope to have open in less than six months.


"Just to have the patient choice - employer choice is wonderful," said Wilhelm.


Thornton says job opportunities for St. Mary's Janesville Hospital will be posted online for the next four weeks. For the link, click here.

New Janesville hospital campus to add more than 300 new jobs

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

The gross reason to rethink getting a full Brazilian wax
Forget the basic bikini wax. The Brazilian wax— which entails removing all of the hair down there (even between the cheeks!)— has become as standard a rite of summer for some women as spray tans and pedicures.  

How loud noises may cause weight gain
Here's a hot new fitness tip for 2015: Move away from the highway.

Is your number of sex partners 'normal'? 5 ways to check
It's a most personal subject: the number of people you've slept with.

E. coli could be answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists say
When most think of E. coli, they think of food poisoning, but what if the bacteria could be the key to fighting antibiotic resistance?

HIV's 'sweet tooth' could be its 'Achilles' heel,' study finds
Imagine you're hankering for a snack, but your refrigerator is chained up.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

11:00am FA Cup Final: Arsenal vs. Aston Villa
1:30pm NASCAR on FOX: X"Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket""
4:00pm Paid Program
4:30pm Big Bang Theory
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Two and a Half Men
6:00pm MLB on FOX: "Royals vs. Cubs"
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:30pm Paid Program
10:00pm Animation Domination
11:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix