Program Trains For Health Information Careers

SLATE partners with BJC and St. Louis Community College to meet region's need for medical coding specialists

September 4, 2012 | 2 min reading time

This article is 10 years old. It was published on September 4, 2012.

St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare's Center for Lifelong Learning, in partnership with St. Louis Community College (STLCC), the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) and the Workforce Investment Board of Madison County, Ill., has begun a customized clinical coding program. Starting this month, 25 unemployed St. Louis-area workers are attending this first American Health Information Management Association-approved program in Missouri to pursue health-information careers.

SLATE Career Centers helped to screen potential candidates based on their existing skills and interest. Selected candidates were refered to STLCC for training consideration. In an interview with BJC's employee newspaper, BJC Today, SLATE Executive Director Michael Holmes said, "When an employer has growth opportunities, the workforce system is always ready to help recruit outstanding talent from our career centers who are looking for new opportunities."

Although recruitment for this program at SLATE Career Centers is over, there are other programs job seekers might be interested in. SLATE Career Centers are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of opening at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.

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