Release Date: November 9, 2011
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Cheri Russum, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, 425-304-0591; Cheri.Russum@providence.org
National Award Honors Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Partnership with EvCC
EVERETT, WA – The Council for Resource Development is honoring Providence Regional Medical Center Everett as the Benefactor of the Year for Region 10 for the hospital’s exceptional support for Everett Community College and its students.
The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11. Region 10 includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Yukon Territories. The council is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges.
EvCC nominated Providence for the award in gratitude for Providence’s ongoing support for healthcare education and training.
“The hospital’s generous annual financial and in-kind gifts, collaborative nursing education and residency programming and supportive community advocacy have established the hospital as a true partner in education,” said EvCC President David Beyer. “Because of Providence, we are able to serve more students in our nursing and allied health programs, students who often go on to become Providence employees as well as strong, productive members of our community.”
During the past decade, the hospital has given substantial financial support for EvCC healthcare programs and provided experienced part-time faculty, scholarships, equipment and clinical experiences for EvCC students. Providence also offers residency and employment opportunities for graduates.
In 2010, the partnership between EvCC and Providence resulted in two grants that increase EvCC’s capacity for training healthcare professionals – a Community-Based Job Training grant for $4.8 million and a Hospital Employee Education and Training Grant for $250,000.
The college’s partnership with Providence includes a joint development agreement in 2006 that expanded EvCC’s campus from 35 to 52 acres and provided partial funding for EvCC’s Student Fitness Center, which opened in January 2011.
Providence also played a crucial role in bringing the University of Washington Bothell’s bachelor of science in nursing program to the University Center of North Puget Sound, located on EvCC’s north Everett campus.
About Providence Regional: Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is a tertiary referral center serving five counties with comprehensive, not-for-profit, mission-based health care. In addition to its award-winning cardiac services, emergency services, critical care and vascular care, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett also offers general medical and surgical care, and specialized treatment in areas such as oncology, newborn intensive care, orthopedics, neurosurgery, trauma, and pediatrics. Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has two campuses located at 1700 13th Street and 916 Pacific Avenue in Everett. For more information, visit www.providence.org
About Everett Community College: Everett Community College educates more than 20,000 students every year at seven learning centers throughout Snohomish County, with most students and faculty at the main campus in north Everett. Students come to EvCC to affordably start their four-year degrees, earn certificates, train for a new job, experience hands-on training in professional and technical programs, learn English, develop basic skills, finish high school, train for a promotion, or to learn just for fun. EvCC is also the home of the University Center of North Puget Sound, which offers more than 25 bachelor's and master's degree programs. For more information, visit www.everettcc.edu