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Donors Join McLeod Health to Solve Critical Workforce Shortages

Your Gifts Support Scholarships to Train Vital Healthcare Workers

When an unprecedented crisis shifted the healthcare landscape, McLeod Health Foundation donors – like you – stepped up to ensure timely access to excellent healthcare would always be available in the region.

One unfortunate result of the COVID pandemic was in the creation of staffing issues. While McLeod Health continued its mission of providing excellent care throughout these trying times, hospital leadership recognized that the workplace shortages could negatively effect the timeliness of care.

In response, McLeod established a new division, Workforce Development, that partners with local schools and other organizations to introduce individuals to both bedside and support careers. Charity Gerald, Manager of Workforce Development, leads her team’s dedicated efforts in this important work.

“An essential aspect in recruiting excellent staff is to let them know they are supported in their decision,” explains Charity. “The scholarships McLeod Foundation donors provide are often just what is needed to help them with the commitment to pursue a career in healthcare.”

McLeod Foundation donors value timely access to care. Yet again, you demonstrated this concern through gifts to establish and fund healthcare scholarships, which will keep our workforce strong and vibrant for years to come. Thanks to you, lives are changed and lives are saved.

A sincere appreciation to you for allowing me to be awarded this scholarship. It is truly an honor to accept these funds to enhance and further my nursing education. I thoroughly enjoy being a nurse and serving others. This scholarship and your generosity of this award is just another reflection of why I love working at McLeod Health Dillon. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

- Niki Hammonds, RN
Recipient of the Betty Jo Barnes and Nina Annas Lee Scholarships