The Franklin County Community Foundation, in partnership with McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, announced the endowment of the Continuing Education Fund for McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Employees. The fund will benefit Franklin County, Indiana, residents employed by McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital (MHMH).
The Continuing Education Fund for McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Employees will provide financial support to Franklin County employees as they seek to meet regular continuing education (CEU) requirements necessary for health care professionals, including nurses, physical therapists and technicians.
“Nurses, for example, are required to complete 24 hours of professional education every two years, with the entire financial burden resting on their shoulders,” explains Franklin County Community Foundation Executive Director Shelly Lunsford.
The cost of training ranges from $35-100 per hour. Lunsford notes that the fund will help to offset these expenses, potentially benefitting at least three employees annually.