St. Nicholas Hospital president urges LTC students to pursue purposeful and meaningful work
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CLEVELAND, WI –
As president and CEO of St. Nicholas Hospital, Andrew Bagnall feels strongly about matching employee's skills and talents to work that is purposeful.
"It was important for me to find my calling, and I urge you to take the steps necessary to discover your career calling in work that matches your passions and strengths," he said. "Healthcare is a wide open field, with both clinical and business sides, and you can find purposeful work."
Bagnall encouraged Lakeshore Technical College students and staff to set goals, take risks and pursue lifelong learning when he spoke on the LTC Cleveland campus Oct. 20 as part of the Lakeshore Leaders Speaker Series.
Before coming to Wisconsin in March of this year, Bagnall served in various administrative leadership positions in Iowa hospitals. During his presentation he shared how he reached his goal of becoming the CEO of a community hospital.
"The best advice I can give you is to earn your way up," Bagnall said. "Be open to new projects and say 'yes' in order to learn and gain experience. This approach will give you a ground-level understanding of an organization and provide you with the opportunity to network."
Located in Sheboygan, St. Nicholas Hospital is a member of the Hospital Sisters Health System which includes 13 hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois.
The Lakeshore Leaders Speaker Series brings outstanding local leaders to LTC and gives students and staff the chance to learn about each speaker's industry and develop an understanding of their workforce needs. The series has been in existence at LTC since 2006, earlier under the name Distinguished Leader Lecture.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.