Mercy to Host MASH Camp and Offer Glimpse Into Health Care Careers

Students will get hands-on experience through tour, activities

(Joplin, MO) – In conjunction with the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center, Mercy Hospital Joplin will host the 2022 MASH Camp kids’ science and health exploration day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 29.

Returning for the first time since 2019, MASH Camp is an event that aims to spark an interest in the science and health care fields among high school students throughout the Four-State Area and exposes them to a host of potential career paths.

Students in attendance will tour some of the hospital’s features and departments, including emergency vehicles, operating rooms, imaging rooms, and more. Interactive activities will include ultrasound pulse checks, infection control demonstrations and operating room tours.

“Especially after not having been able to host MASH Camp the past two years, we are so excited for this group of students to join us this year,” said Angela Kennedy, medical education coordinator. “MASH Camp is a great way for students to step into the world of health care in a way that’s fun and interactive. At MASH Camp, kids have an experience that is truly both educational and entertaining. We hope the event sparks a passion for science and health care in the students and inspires them to consider a career in the health sciences.”

If planning to attend, please RSVP to Jordan Larimore at 409.550.2928 or

About Mercy: 

Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians and more than 40,000 co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.


Jordan Larimore, Senior Media Relations & Communications
Mercy Hospital Joplin

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