Broadlawns Celebrates TEACH CNA Apprenticeship Graduates

Staff and community partners pose with the current coho

NEWS RELEASE (November 7, 2023) – Broadlawns Medical Center recently hosted a graduation for eight apprenticeship graduates from the Training and Education for Adults seeking a Career in Healthcare (TEACH) program. In partnership with Urban Dreams, Central Iowa HealthWorks, Des Moines Public Schools, and DMACC, Broadlawns Medical Center is proud to offer paid apprenticeship opportunities for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Participants are introduced to Broadlawns’ work culture, career paths, and complete basic and advanced Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training.

“Broadlawns continues to serve as a teaching hospital, helping prepare the next generation of healthcare workers and enabling career pathways for non-traditional students,” said Broadlawns Program Coordinator Dennis Henderson. “We are so proud of our current group of eight adult graduates and want to thank our key community partners for their commitment to growing the healthcare workforce.”

We would like to congratulate graduates from the most recent TEACH CNA Apprenticeship cohort:

Maisha Adams

Berihu Bahta

Kiele Beatty

Princess Fondren

Vashara Green

Amyah Hudson

Imani Long

Cristina Rios-Castillo

Established in 2016, the TEACH program is part of a multi-faceted approach to address the social determinants of health for the North Des Moines community. As the largest employer in north Des Moines, Broadlawns recognizes that attending to the overall health of the community extends beyond providing traditional medical care. TEACH provides access to healthcare training and the opportunity to gain employment, changing the lives of adults, their families, and our community.  The TEACH program is a registered apprenticeship program for adults who have encountered significant barriers to entering the workforce. With a focus on the Broadlawns neighboring community, the majority of participants are selected from 50314 and 50316 zip codes. These zip codes represent the areas within Des Moines that have the highest poverty and unemployment levels.