Program Pays Tuition, Books for Associate Degree
ROME, Ga., Feb. 7, 2024 – Atrium Health Floyd is now accepting applications for the Rise to Success program, which will pay students' tuition, books and fees as they work toward an associate degree in a healthcare field.
Participants will be expected to work part time at Atrium Health Floyd as they work toward their degree and continue to do so for one year after they receive it.
The students will also be encouraged to pursue their bachelor's degree and will be provided with a career coach to help them reach their goal.
“Nationwide, there's a growing need for health care workers and we want to empower young people to seek these careers while earning their degree and gaining work experience close to home," said Gina Keadle, chief human resource officer for Atrium Health's Georgia region. “This program helps to remove barriers to education and provide an entry path into health care careers while offering an opportunity to earn income."
Most of the students will likely be attending Georgia Highlands College or Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Alyssa Dixon, who graduated from Unity Christian School in 2023, is currently working as a transporter at Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center.
“My experience with the Rise to Success program has helped me find a relatable job, giving me firsthand experience in the hospital, all the while learning in school debt-free," Dixon said."
Applicants for the upcoming class must graduate from high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be at least 18 by July 15, 2024.
The deadline to apply is March 1. Click here to apply: bit.ly/3Ot1iCD
About Atrium Health Floyd
The Atrium Health Floyd family of health care services is a leading medical provider and economic force in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd is part of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,500 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center – a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center in Rome, Georgia; Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia; and Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; as well as Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Behavioral Health – a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility in Rome – and also primary care and urgent care network locations throughout northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd also operates a stand-alone emergency department in Chattooga County, the first such facility to be built from the ground-up in Georgia.
About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 155,000 team members across 68 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation's largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $6 billion in annual community benefits.