Minnesota Hospital Association

Policy & Advocacy

Job Shadowing

Minnesota hospitals offer a variety of job shadowing opportunities. Job shadowing is a career exploration strategy that offers individuals the opportunity to gain realistic insight into health care careers. Unlike interning or working, job shadowing entails mainly observation and is typically defined for a short time frame. Job shadowing creates a lasting impression and is an excellent way to begin recruiting the health care workforce of the future. Students have the opportunity to see up close and personal what working in a hospital is like and experience the variety of careers that are possible.

If you are a student interested in job shadowing, please refer to the list below and contact the hospital directly. 

If you would like your hospital to be added to the list of hospitals that offer job shadowing opportunities, please contact Nathalie Squire, MHA workforce project manager, 651-603-3540.

Hospitals currently offering job shadow opportunities:

Appleton Area Health Services
Kimberly Ochsendorf, human resources director
320-289-8507

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
Sonya Kayser, human resources officer
507-537-9163

Bigfork Valley Hospital
Angela Kleffman, director of ancillary services
218-743-4174

CentraCare Health, St. Cloud 
Education Department
320-255-5642

CHI St. Gabriel's Health, Little Falls
Laura Schoonover, RN-education coordinator
320-631-5629

Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis
Children's Observer Program

Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital
Vonnie Erickson, human resources director
320-321-8392

Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet
Jordan Schultz, HR/education coordinator
218-878-7073

Cook Hospital & Care Center
Stephanie Maki, human resources director
218-666-6220

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby
Jodi Bedard, education specialist
218-546-4367

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital
Rochelle Sjoberg, human resources director
218-365-8709

FirstLight Health System
Kim Carlson, senior vice president of human resources
320-225-3610

Glacial Ridge Health Services
Gordon Paulson, human resources manager
320-634-2211

Granite Falls Health
Patty Massman, RN/DON
320-654-6211

Hutchinson Health
Tracy Marquardt, education services representative
320-484-4524

Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls

Sarah Froslee, human resources assistant
218-736-8195

LifeCare Medical Center, Roseau
Paula Wokasch, human resources generalist
218-463-4735

Madison Healthcare Services
Kelly Johnson, human resources director
320-698-7170

Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Jon Ninas, career awareness specialist (high-school requests)
507-284-3969

Murray County Medical Center, Slayton
Paula Rolfes, human resources director
507-836-1262

Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Kellie Giese, education coordinator
507-646-1510

Park Nicollet Health Services, Saint Louis Park
Sarah Plan, recruitment coordinator
952-993-8773

Perham Health
Patricia Ferguson, human resources director
218-347-1312

Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls
Linda Zahn, human resources coordinator
218-283-5416

RC Hospital & Clinics, Olivia
Lynette Bernardy, human resources director
320-523-3478

Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls 
Jody Rindfleisch, human resource manager
507-637-4505

Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar
Emily Rogers
320-231-4543

Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center
Bonnie Barnhardt, executive director of human resources

507-665-8673

Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia
Dawn Schoo, human resources

Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Wabasha
Rhonda Whalen, volunteer/communication coordinator
651-656-6550

St. Luke's, Duluth
Dena Cyr, education assistant
218-249-5527

Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris
Joan Spaeth
, community outreach coordinator
320-208-7803

Swift County-Benson Health Services
Ashlie Bradley, human resource manager
320-843-1312

United Hospital District, Blue Earth
Shanna Gudahl, human resources manager
507-526-3273

Windom Area Hospital

Emily Masters, director of human resources and marketing
507-831-0625