Centura Health celebrates 69 nursing residents on their first “Match Day”

January 6, 2023

The residents are part of the New Graduate RN Residency Program, an innovative program that ensures our next generation of caregivers have access to more specialties and locations

(LAKEWOOD, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, celebrated 69 nursing residents as they participate in their first-ever “Match Day," a unique event that reveals to nursing residents where they will be placed as caregivers, similar to a medical student’s “Match Day." The nursing residents are part of the New Graduate RN Residency Program, an innovative program that ensures our next generation of caregivers have access to more specialties and locations, giving them expanded opportunities for growth and development.

The Match Day celebration took place at Centura St. Anthony Hospital, where families and friends celebrated as the residents learned of their hospital placements. The cohort of 69 nurse residents just completed an eight-week rotation during which they were able to experience different aspects of hospital nursing and were “matched” with one of their three top selections. They will continue their orientation in their matched unit for an additional four weeks. Nurse residency is a 12-month program in total, including in-person and online learnings, with support from their managers, educators and New Graduate Residency Team throughout the year.

“Welcoming and developing the next generation of caregivers into our ministry is core to our aspirations of becoming the system of choice and providing high-performing, whole person care,” said Deborah Vogl, director of nurse residency programs. “Our people are the heartbeat of Centura, and in such a competitive environment, we understand we must continue to enhance our programming to grow our future caregivers.”

About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 19 hospitals, two senior living communities, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, our caregivers make the region’s best health care accessible. We’re on a mission to build flourishing communities and whole person care. We’re Centura Health, and we’re your dedicated health partner for life. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.