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SSM Health to stage its first virtual career fair
ST. LOUIS — SSM Health is planning its first virtual career fair.
Job seekers, regardless of where they’re located, will be able to connect directly in real-time – and on their own time – with SSM Health recruiters and hiring leaders from across the organization’s four-state system.
Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 12-hour event will feature dozens of SSM Health HR professionals from Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, who will address questions and provide information via instant messaging to job seekers about open positions across the system.
Those interested in attending should register in advance at www.ssmhealthcareers.com/virtual.
“Our virtual career fair was developed so anyone interested in a job at SSM Health could attend regardless of where they live, and find out how to join our exceptional team,” said Thomas Ahr, system vice president – talent management for SSM Health. “The event will bring together job seekers and our top recruiters, hiring leaders, and career experts under one digital umbrella.”
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and two Accountable Care Organizations. It has more than 8,500 physicians and more than 33,000 employees in four states.
— From the Illinois Business Journal
Korean Sword Martial Arts holds 'ribbon slicing'
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — There was only one way to cut the ribbon recently at Korean Sword Martial Arts: The operator sliced it.
The business at 1931 West Highway 50, Fairview Heights was formally dedicated on Aug. 4 after celebrating one year in business.
The operator, Master Nam Lim, used his sword to slice the ribbon in a ceremony marked by the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce.
Korean Sword Martial Arts is one of the largest martial arts facilities in the U.S. with approximately 4,500 square feet, including the training space and the lobby and waiting area.
HaeDong GumDo, a Korean sword martial art, has been practiced in South Korea for many years. Korean Sword is part of the World Haidong Gumdo Federation and the International Chung Mu Haidong Gumdo Federation and has a strong relationship with its affiliate gym in South Korea.
The operation will have many different opportunities to participate in competitions and tournaments in the states and in overseas. In addition, it is teaching Taekwondo, kickboxing, self-defense skills, ground fighting techniques, and break falls and rolling techniques throughout the regular class sessions. KSMA helps students to improve concentration, respecting others, learn self-discipline and more.
— From the Illinois Business Journal
Eighth ‘Duck Pluckers’ ambulance joins fleet at Alton Memorial
ALTON – Alton Memorial Hospital leaders and Duck Pluckers Ball committee members had the satisfaction of seeing an eighth “Duck Plucker ambulance” make its recent debut.
The Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball was held on June 4 and raised a record-breaking $97,451 toward the purchase of this new vehicle. Its back doors feature military camo, in honor of our troops and in remembrance of prisoners of war and those missing in action.
To date, more than 45,000 people in our community have benefited from these state-of-the-art ambulances. Thanks to the many event sponsors, donors and attendees, 3,100 patients suffering from chest pain and 265 patients in cardiac arrest had the Bluetooth advantage for a good outcome.
The 2017 event will be held at Nilo Farms on June 3. For more information, contact the AMH Development office at (618) 463-7701.
Half-million adventures await at 38th Annual YMCA Book Fair
ST. LOUIS - The Gateway Region YMCA, which has 24 traditional Y branches in Missouri and Illinois, is gearing up for its 38th Annual Book Fair Aug. 19-23 at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park.
This year’s fair features more than half a million books, CDs, magazines and records. Proceeds benefit the Y’s youth and literacy programs that provide reading tutoring and free books to hundreds of adults and children each year.
In addition, there will be a rare books collection, including a 1922 edition of the Writings of Mark Twain in 25 volumes, a 1911 edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in 36 volumes, and an array of sheet music ranging from the late 19th century until the 1960s. Visit www.ymcabookfair.org for a complete list of the rare books available.
Book Fair schedule:
• 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19 – Tuesday, Aug. 23
• Daily Specials:
o Friday, Aug. 19 - “Preview Day”. $10 admission fee this day only. (Aug. 20 -23, admission is free.)
o Monday, Aug. 22 - Half-price book day.
o Tuesday, Aug. 23 - $10 Box day. $10 per box for all books in box.
The Book Fair will feature items priced from 50 cents to $6.
Queeny Park is located at 550 Weidman Road, St. Louis.