Tri Valley Health System News & Education
Special Association meeting on March 6 to amend bylaws
The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Association will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30pm at the Heritage Plaza to amend the bylaws to change the date and time of the annual meeting and revise the term start date for board members. All members are welcome. You can pay $10 at the meeting to become a member.
Tri Valley Health System offers Nursing Tuition Assistance Program up to $40,000
Tri Valley Health System is offering nursing students up to $20,000 each year for two years to assist with the cost of their education. The assistance will cover tuition, books, and other related expenses at an accredited nursing school.
The assistance will be forgiven through the student’s employment at Tri Valley Health System.
Accepted students will also be enrolled in a mentorship program with experienced nurses at Tri Valley Health System that will foster a sense of belonging and commitment to Tri Valley Health System and help support them through their education.
Tri Valley Medical Foundation helped provide the funding that made this program possible. Tri Valley Medical Foundation President Jackie Shoemaker said, “Tri Valley Medical Foundation is excited to partner with Tri Valley Health System on the nursing tuition assistance program. The continued need for nurses is a challenge that numerous health care facilities face and Tri Valley Health System has worked hard to design a program that we are excited to support. The nursing tuition assistance aligns perfectly with the Foundation’s scholarship initiatives and mission.”
Interim CEO Clay Jordan stated, “We are hopeful that this tuition assistance program will address our nursing shortage and also foster a more supportive, professional, and engaged nursing workforce. We are so grateful for the Foundation’s consideration for this program.”
To be considered for the Nursing Tuition Assistance Program, applications are due by May 1 and are available on our website at www.trivalleyhealth.com/foundation-scholarships or you may contact the Tri Valley Health System’s Human Resources office, (308) 697-1136 or email@example.com. Interviews for candidates will take place after May 1.
Tri Valley Health System offering Direct Access Testing
Tri Valley Health System is now offering discount lab draws called direct access testing every day of the week. Direct Access Testing allows individuals to request select lab tests and receive results without a provider’s orders or insurance involvement which allows us to offer the labs at a discounted price. Select lab tests include: Comprehensive blood panel for $25, lipid panel for $25, complete blood count for $25, prostate specific antigen for $25, Vitamin D for $60, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone for $25, Free Thyroxine $25, Hemoglobin A1C for $25, and Uric Acid $15. We will not bill insurance or Medicare for these tests so payment must be made at the time of testing. Testing is available in Cambridge Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, in Arapahoe on the first and third Wednesday at the Tri Valley Health System Rehab Building from 8am-10am, and the fourth Wednesday at the St. Catherine’s Parish Hall in Indianola from 8am-10am. No appointment is necessary for the testing. Simply come in during open times and check in with the registration desks and ask for Direct Access Testing. You will receive your results in the mail and will be uploaded to your patient portal. We strongly recommend that you discuss your results with your provider as they will not receive a copy of your results.
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