Tag «Health Science Institute»

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A group of administrators from the St. Vrain Valley School District in Denver, Colo. are the latest in a series of school officials who have looked to MCC as a model for educational and workforce program innovation. Eight representatives from St. Vrain Valley visited Kansas City last week to explore four programs, some of which have already gained national attention. The group’s …

Mayor Sly James almost chose a different career, thanks to MCC

When Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James, an alumnus of MCC-Penn Valley, stopped by the campus on Friday, he was nostalgic about his days at the college. “My experience at Penn Valley almost led me to choose a different career path,” James quipped during a tour of the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute. When he attended classes at the campus …

Health Science Institute event to feature national CDC expert

  Next month, the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute will host a national CDC expert at an event co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  Dr. Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach will present Making Healthcare Safer, where she will share with local healthcare professionals her experiences on implementing evidence-based practices to create higher quality in healthcare and laboratory medicine. Leibach is principal officer for …

Continuing the pursuit: bilingual healthcare graduates one year later

Last fall, sixteen students completed Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first bilingual healthcare training program, and earned certified nursing assistant (CNA) credentials. Now, less than a year later, nine of the Preparados students have gone on to pursue licensed practical nursing (LPN) credentials, the next step on the nursing career ladder.  Three students who graduated from the LPN program …

MCC in the news: HSI featured on cover of KC Nursing News

The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute was the subject of the cover story in a recent edition of The Kansas City Nursing News. The article highlights the Health Science Institute’s participation in the National Simulation Study, a study sponsored by the National Council State Boards of Nursing that is examining the effectiveness of clinical simulation. Click here …

Hardegree named exec. director and dean of Health Science Institute

Lester Hardegree, Ed.D., joined MCC in November as the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute’s first executive director and dean. In this role, Hardegree is responsible for academic oversight of Penn Valley’s health science programs and administrative oversight of the Health Science Institute, providing visionary and tactical leadership for the state-of-the-art facility and its programs. He …

MCC in the news: Health Care Foundation features Community Health Worker pilot course

MCC’s Training for Tomorrow program is piloting a new course to train community health workers, and it has attracted the attention of local healthcare media. This article about the training program was recently posted on the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s website. Community health worker is a fairly new category among health professions. These workers are …

Full Employment Council hosts celebration for bilingual healthcare training program

  The Full Employment Council hosted an event Friday afternoon at their 1740 Paseo location to celebrate the successful completion of Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first training initiative for bilingual students entering the healthcare field.  Over 50 people attended the event, including students, program leaders, and healthcare organizations and employers. Sixteen students completed the …

Leading Medical Simulation Org. Hosts Conference at MCC

Medical experts from the world’s largest medical simulation community recently trained healthcare instructors at a conference that was held at MCC. The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute played host to the Central Region Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference in June. The HSI was chosen as the location for the conference because of the facility’s …

MCC in the news: Biden visit garners regional, national attention

When Second Lady and community college instructor Dr. Jill Biden visited MCC this week, along with Asst. Labor Secretary Jane Oates, the two community college advocates not only brought to light the great things Missouri’s community colleges are doing, but they also drew considerable local, regional and national media attention to MCC. Many news outlets …