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Published on February 26, 2015

MU Health Care Named Job Point's 2014 Employer of the Year

MU Health Care Wins Job Point Employer of the Year

MU Health Care is not only a premier destination for patients, but also for job seekers. We’ve been named Job Point’s 2014 Employer of the Year for helping job candidates, such as clinical care team associate Lori Hambright, gain employment at MU Health Care.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Health Care has been named the 2014 Employer of the Year by Job Point, a Columbia-based employment development center. The honor was announced during the Job Point Annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 25. MU Health Care was selected from a pool of approximately 300 local employers.

“Receiving the Employer of the Year award from Job Point is an honor,” said Mitch Wasden, MU Health Care chief executive officer and chief operating officer. “With initiatives such as the Culture of Yes and healthy lifestyle challenges, MU Health Care is a premier destination not only for patients, but also for job seekers.”

Job Point specializes in preparing individuals to enter and excel in the workforce by providing necessary work-related skills training. Recruiters with MU Health Care’s human resources department work with Job Point staff to facilitate interviews and employment opportunities for the center’s graduates.

Over the last 10 years, MU Health Care has hired 30 Job Point candidates. One graduate is Lori Hambright, a clinical care team associate on University Hospital’s family medicine unit.

Hambright worked for 16 years in a factory setting before she was laid off. Under the guidance of the instructors at Job Point, Hambright honed her interview and her résumé skills, and earned her certification as a nursing assistant. After brushing up through mock interviews with recruiters at University Hospital, Hambright landed a job interview, which resulted in her current position. Hambright has been an employee at MU Health Care since September 2013.

“I take care of patients in any way that I can here at MU Health Care,” Hambright said. “I really enjoy working here and being part of the team.”

For more information about employment at MU Health Care, please visit www.muhealth.org/jobseeker/.

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