OhioHealth Continues To Invest in Growth of Talent Pipeline, Providing Employer-sponsored, No-cost Degree Pathways
OhioHealth, a not-for-profit health system based in Columbus, Ohio, will offer upfront, low to no-cost degree programs for all full and some part-time associates, in critical need clinical programs, starting day one of their hire date. This program includes no out-of-pocket cost at 8 colleges, and employer direct pay at more than 50 partner colleges and universities up to $5,250. This new option builds upon the successful and generous tuition reimbursement program already in place at OhioHealth.
“As a leading employer in the state of Ohio, we want OhioHealth to be the place people want to work,” says Qiana Williams, OhioHealth vice president, total rewards and human resources operations. “We are committed to removing educational barriers for our associates. These new and enhanced options benefit current associates and tell prospective associates, OhioHealth is the place to start your career and continue life-long learning and development.”
For many preferred partner colleges, universities and certifications, all full and some part-time associates, in specified fields, can get up to $5,250, a calendar year worth of tuition assistance, from day one, along with new dependent benefits for education including tuition discounts at a number of Ohio universities.
“We are very fortunate to have many college and university partners in this impactful endeavor and look forward to supporting our associates’ future and educational opportunities,” Williams said.
These new no-cost options serve as a pathway for current associates to continue growing within the organization, and lean into a desire to take the next step in their higher education journey. This also allows OhioHealth to partner with new talent exhibiting a desire to work with a leading healthcare organization.
“We are only as strong as the next wave of nurses, medical assistants, respiratory therapists, IS professionals and business leaders,” Williams said. “OhioHealth is dedicated to the long-term success of the most important part of our organization, our associates.”
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.