CHAS Health Plans New Health Care Training Center

Community Health Association of Spokane plans to build a new, 91,700-square-foot health care training facility, to be called the CHAS Health Learning Institute, at the Iron Bridge Office Campus, says Tamitha Shockley French, director of communications for CHAS Health.

The site at 731 N. Iron Bridge Way is located on a portion of the 23-acre office campus along the east side of the Spokane River, about a block north of Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter and Recovery Center in East Spokane.

The health care training facility will accommodate CHAS Health’s apprenticeship programs, clinical training areas, and both medical and telehealth support teams, with enough space to support more than 200 people.

The program planned for the new building is intended to alleviate the local health care industry’s skilled workforce shortage through its one-year apprenticeship programs, in which students learn on-the-job training. Following the successful completion of the program, apprentices will transition to regular, full-time employees for CHAS Health, Shockley French says. 

The new facility will accommodate CHAS Health’s growing apprenticeship programs for pharmacy technicians, information technology staff, and billing and coding staff. It also will allow for more room for residency programs, continuing education space for current providers, and CPR and mental health first aid certification programs.

Read the full article on the Spokane Journal of Business

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