Mercy Health associates able to pursue select clinical pathways.
As a result of the collaboration, Mercy Health will cover tuition and other fees for part-time and full-time hospital associates pursuing select clinical pathways such as nursing, medical assistant, and laboratory programs.
Guild Education is based out of Denver and works with companies in order to help manage education assistance programs.
Representatives of Mercy Health stated in a recent news release that the hospital network’s associates will be eligible for that educational assistance on their first day of employment.
Mercy Health plans to will cover tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement for 115 academic programs, undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and nursing degrees as part of their new education program.
“We are committed to providing career growth to our associates as they serve our patients,” said Adam Groshans, president of Mercy Health-Springfield.
“Our collaboration with Guild will open many doors for our associates through strategic financial assistance, enabling them to realize their career aspirations and enhancing their ability to care for our communities.”
The hope is that the new education program will also help fill in-demand jobs in the healthcare field, according to the news release.
Overall employment in health care jobs is projected to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030 adding an estimated 2.6 million new jobs, the release from Mercy Health stated.
The new education program is designed to help aid Mercy Health associates in career growth opportunities such as getting degrees or clinical certifications such as in nursing or pharmacy.
Educational pathways that are part of the program will be provided through 16 universities and learning partners with the aid of Guild Education, the release added.
From Urbana Daily Citizen
With an over 130-year history of providing compassionate care in the Springfield community, Mercy Health – Springfield, which includes the Springfield Regional Medical Center and the Urbana Hospital, has helped guide patients living with cancer from diagnosis through treatment. Today, the resources and care provided to patients will become even more comprehensive because of an affiliation between Mercy Health – Springfield and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
As the Springfield region’s largest health system, Mercy Health – Springfield has aligned with Ohio’s most renowned cancer center to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art and compassionate cancer care to our community. This affiliation will provide Mercy Health – Springfield Cancer Center physicians and patients access to the expertise
and specialists at the OSUCCC – James while allowing patients to stay close to home where they will be near their loved ones and support system.
Specifically, Mercy Health-Springfield’s Cancer Center and OSUCCC James will collaborate and develop ways to offer survivorship and cancer genetics via a tele-health platform.
“Mercy Health – Springfield and the OSUCCC – James are creating a sophisticated collaboration that offers enhanced benefits to our patients,” said Adam Groshans, president, Mercy Health – Springfield.
“We are proud to be partnering with such a respected name in cancer care and believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of those who are battling this disease.”
“Expanding access to high-quality cancer care and clinical trials while minimizing the travel burden for patients and families is a priority at the OSUCCC – James. We know that through this collaboration with Mercy Health – Springfield, more patients in Clark and Champaign counties will have access to the most innovative and state-of-the-art cancer treatments and research available. There is nothing more important to us than curing cancer, and this new affiliation enables us to expand the scope of cancer care into the community while extending our shared vision of creating a cancer- free world,” says William Farrar, MD, CEO at the OSUCCC – James.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death nationwide and Ohio is among the nation’s leaders in both cancer rates and cancer-related mortality, ranking 8th and 6th respectively. In 2016, more than 25,000 Ohioans died of cancer.
In Clark County between 2012-2016, an average of 845 new invasive cancer cases and 350 deaths occurred each year.
Mercy Health – Springfield’s cancer program provides integrated multidisciplinary care and is accredited from the nationally recognized Commission on Cancer. Using leading-edge technology, our team collaborates to provide evidencebased care to our patients to optimize recovery and survival rates.
The OSUCCC– James, which is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated comprehensive cancer center, has more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in just one type of cancer. The OSUCCC - James offers
expert sub-specialization, which leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes.
Together, we can drive the changes that are needed to create a new state of health in our community.
“Cancer has likely impacted most people’s lives in some form. It can be a very difficult and frightening diagnosis,” said Dr. Singh, a medical oncologist. “Residents of Springfield and the surrounding communities can now be comforted in knowing that the Mercy Health - Springfield team is collaborating with the ultra-specialized experts from The James. We are dedicated to conquering cancer and will start by treating the patients in the community we serve.”
This collaboration is part of a larger alliance between the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, a world-class, academic medical center and Mercy Health, the largest health care provider in the state with the goal of transforming the health of the communities we serve.
By bringing together the best of academic medicine and community health care in Ohio, Ohio State and Mercy Health will be uniquely positioned to make a difference in the health of our state and beyond.
From Urbana Daily Citizen
“We wanted to take this opportunity to let our local healthcare professionals know we appreciate them and all they are doing for our community,” says Frank Lewis, owner Walter & Lewis Funeral Home. “This is just a small way for us to show our appreciation and let them know we think they are heroes.”
In its first year, the proceeds from the Honor Field was used to purchase carbon masks for the Urbana Fire Department. In each of the last two years, the donation has been directed towards Mercy Heal – Urbana Hospital to support local nurses and physicians.
Since its inception, Honor Field has raised $10,000 to support those who are dedicated to serving the community.
“Honoring the heroes who, for the last 19 months have battled everyday against the COVID-19 pandemic is something in which we take great pride,” said Kristy Kohl-McCready, president, Mercy Health Foundation of Clark, and Champaign counties. “Each and every healthcare worker, first responder, and other essential employees deserve to see the gratitude we hold for them in the community.”
The organizations responsible for the donation are Medicine Shoppe, Champaign Dental Group, Jean & Lewis B. Moore Foundation, Grimes Foundation, Bundy Baking, Roby Monuments, People’s Bank, VFW Auxiliary Post 5451, VFW Post 5451, and DAV Post 31.
CHQR awards recognize Health Care Program awardees that made notable quality improvement achievements from the most recent reporting period. In the last reporting period, CHWP served more than 8,200 patients for a variety of services, including mental health services and substance use disorders. CHWP received the Silver HRSA Health Center Quality Leader Award for achieving the best overall clinical quality performance measures among all health centers nationwide. CHWP earned the Silver tier, ranking in the top 11-20 percent of health centers nationally.
Supporting CHWP’s mission of increasing access to health care, CHWP was recognized with the Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality. CHWP had to meet all HIT services criteria, which included advancements in telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care. CHWP also earned the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. This acknowledgment is given to health centers that achieve PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
CHWP currently has three locations, with a fourth opening in Q1 2022 in Urbana, Ohio. Earlier this year, CHWP launched a school-based health center and a mobile unit. A second school-based health center is anticipated to open in winter 2022.“We work extremely hard to make sure we are constantly improving our quality of care, so to rank so high nationally means we are providing a better experience for our patients,” Tara Bair, president and CEO of CHWP, said.
About Community Health & Wellness Partners
Community Health & Wellness Partners opened its door in March 2014 with a mission to provide quality, whole person, patient-centered medical care to the residents of Logan and surrounding counties. With locations now in Bellefontaine, Indian Lake and West Liberty, the nonprofit organization’s services include primary care, integrated behavioral health care, clinical primary care,pharmacy services, nutrition services and more.
CHWP offers patients a team-based approach to their care, supporting their primary care provider so that the patient can experience a more well-rounded approach to addressing their health care needs. CHWP delivers care to patients regardless of their age, gender, income level, insurance or ability to pay.This health center is a grantee of funding awards supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Further, this health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C.254b and deemed a Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n) and a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) entity. For more information, visit www.chwpcares.org
The hospital opened its doors in 1951, with the help of area leaders dedicated to creating a hospital for the Urbana community. Today, the hospital continues to earn quality accolades and provide advanced treatments while continuing with its mission of providing good help and care to all those in need, according to a news release from Mercy Health.
“It has been an honor to serve the community of Urbana for the last 70 years,” said Jamie Houseman, president, Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital. “With the recent upgrades and achievements, including being rated as a 5-star CMS hospital, I am eagerly looking forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of care to this community for many years to come.”
Houseman credits the entire Urbana community for playing a vital role in Mercy Health’s ability to upgrade and improve the services and facilities available at the hospital throughout the years. New programs such as Community Paramedicine, senior behavioral health, intense Cardiac Rehab, and sleep studies have been added to the facility. Additionally, a complete renovation of the main entrance, an upgraded sterile surgery department, renovated imaging services, and the Moore consultation room were made possible with support of the amazing members of the Urbana community, Houseman said.
As a result of these many upgrades and program additions, Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital “offers high-quality and comprehensive care right here where our community lives and works,” the news release states.
The leadership, physicians and entire team at Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital looks forward to continuing to provide the highest quality care to Urbana and the surrounding communities for the next 70 years, according to Mercy officials.
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