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)

Former addicts may be at lower risk of new addictions

People who manage to get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of becoming addicted to something else in the future than people who never overcame the first substance use disorder, according to a new study.


Faster-acting erectile dysfunction drug gets FDA approval

An erectile dysfunction drug that reduces by half the time patients need to take the pill before sexual activity has won approval for marketing in the United States.


Giants star teams up with NFL, dairy council to tackle childhood obesity

Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz is teaming up with the NFL and the National Dairy Council (NDC) to tackle childhood obesity.


Trauma and food addiction linked for women

Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, new research suggests.


Death toll in West Africa Ebola epidemic reaches 2,630, says WHO

At least 2,630 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,357 people in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.


Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Sleepy Hollow
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Simpsons
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix