Hillsboro Area Hospital Health Careers Exploration Program                    
2019-2020 School Year

 Program Overview

Through a series of planned experiences, we will provide youth broader exposure to health careers in the community.  The programming will be designed to help young people “connect the dots” between school and a future career.

Program Goals

  1. Provide experiences that will improve student’s knowledge of career options and exposure to the culture of health careers
  2. Expand student’s understanding of career pathways, critical steps required, and provide encouragement for developing personal goals.
  3. Enhance student’s local network of health professionals by creating a web of support and assistance in their pursuit of health careers.


Program Details

  • Participants should be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Freshman accepted based on space available.
  • Program size is limited to approximately 40 students with a minimum of 15 registered students required to hold the program.
  • The program is hosted in the Hillsboro Area Health System Cloud Classroom at Hillsboro Area Hospital
    • September 17, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • October 14, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm
    • November 11, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm
    • December 12, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
    • January 20, 2020 8:00am-12:00pm
    • February 17, 2020 8:00am-12:00pm
    • March 12, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • April 8, 2020 8:00am-12:00pm
    • May 19, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm

Please contact the following for more information:


Amanda Payne RRT RCP

Performance Excellence Internal Champion

Hillsboro Area Hospital


217-532-4289 c


Application Process

  • Complete the application form. Completed application packets are due September 6, 2019.
  • Tell us about your interest in a health career, and why you would like to be involved in this program.
  • Submit application form and narrative to Amanda Payne Performance Excellence Internal Champion
    • via email to: amandapayne@hillsboroareahospital.org.
    • via mail to: Hillsboro Area Hospital Attn: Amanda Payne
                          1200 E. Tremont St
                            Hillsboro, IL 62049
    • Drop Off to: Hillsboro Area Hospital
      • Switchboard or Registration locations

Click here to download the application



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