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Page 12 ~e ~I~nc~ ~ounlU ~ Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Wiregrass Technical College's LPN program recognized as one of the best in Georgia Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is pleased to share that the college's Practical Nursing Program (LPN) has been ranked as one of the top programs in the state as announced by Practical Practical website serves as a guide and resource for those interestedin seeking a career in Practical Nursing. According to BryceHall, President of in-field placement rate for LPN graduates is 95.2 percent. Wiregrass offers the LPN program on the Valdosta, Ben Hill-Irwin, and Coffee Campuses. The program is approved by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses. Students who qualify for the HOPE Grant and are accepted into the LPN program could qualify for additional grant monies through the Georgia's Strategic Industries PraCtiCal, Workforce Development Wiregrass was ranked Grant. leaving students niath :in Georgia .... The paying little or no out- rankingisbasedonseveral of-pocket cost for college. factors which represent The LPN program is a how Well :the program competitiveadmissions supports students: process program; towards licensure and beyond. The college's NCLEX-PN "pass rates" are also weighted by year. The NCLEX-PN is the national boards exam. Wiregrass' current students seeking to enter this program must meet program-Specific criteria Applicants interested in before being accepted, entering the program for Newstudentsinterested Fall Semester need to in applying for the LPN have their competitive program should apply at application submitted by LPN students from the Lowndes Campus. Wiregrass is proud to share these students are part of the LPN program that has been recognized as one of the top 10 in the state of Georgia. Wiregrass for Summer May 15. Applicants can mini semester classes office at 229-333-2100 or and/or Fall Semesters. begin takingrequiredcore start May 30 and finish visit For in seven weeks. Students interested in starting this fall will begin classes on August 17. Apply today by contacting the admissions Waycross hospital joins Hospital leadership and South Atlantic Division. its Board of Directors areLast year, the hospital's celebrating the successful leadership and Board of integration of the Waycross, Directorsconducted an G& hospital into HCA's extensivesearch for a more information about the college ranking, visit http://www. programs/georgia. classes Summer Semester, classes start May 15 or, students can enroll for Wiregrass' new Summer Express Semester. This South Atlantic as Memorial Satilla Health immediate health questions. Memorial Satilla Health is amission-driven, community- based health system with a 231-bed full-service hospital. Our tradition of care began more than 60 years ago and continues today with more than 1,350 employees, physicians and volunteers. The hospital serves as regional referral center for more than 185,000 residents across nine counties in Southeast Georgia. Key services include a very busy ER where we treat more than 45,000 emergencies each year; our Heart, Cancer, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Sleep and Birthing Centers with specialists trained specifically for these needs; and an extensive Mental Health program for children, adults and those suffering with memory loss. HCA South Atlantic Division is headquartered in Charleston, SC, and operates 12 hospitals in eight communities across South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In addition to its 10 hospital-based ERs, the division has more than 2,500 physicians on its medical staffs, operates six community-based free-standing ERs, trains physicians through four residency program sites and " hosts several elite Trauma programs that treat the most severe illness and injury. Last year, the Division served 1.4 million patients, solved more than 730,000 emergencies, delivered nearly 12,000 babies, healed through 84,358 surgeries, and provided nearly $194 million in dare for the uninsured or underinsured in our communities. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvementof human life. partner to ensure continued delivery of care here in Waycross. "HCA is that partner - a healthcare leader that understands and is committed to high-quality, community-based hospitals," said new Board Chairman Owen Herrin. "All across the country, they empower local caregivers and give back to the communities theyoperate in. That is our commitment to our neighbors across South Georgia and we are excited to have found a partner with the same culture." Interim CEORogerForgey has guided the hospital through the transition. "Our physicians and staff put this community first," said Forgey. "In a time where we routinely read about hospitals like ours closing, we have found a partner that understands and invests in the hometown hospital. For ourteam and our community, I am deeply pleased to know that care will continue to be delivered here in Waycross." Going forward, the health system will operate under the name Memorial SatiUa Health. "Honoring the first two names - Memorial and Satilla - that the hospital operated under seemed the most fitting tribute to the legacy of caring that this team has represented for the past 61 years," said Tappan. Additional information on the hospital canbe found at www. MemorialSatillaHealth. corn, on Facebook @ MemorialSatillaHealth and on YouTube at Memorial Satilla Health. In addition, the hospital will now have a 24/7 call center at 912-584- 6201 to provide physician referrals/appointment services, register those interested for a host of free health education events, and staffed by RNs to answer iii i l !iiili! i ii il ! PAYMENTS FROM. I ]llll II I I I I I I II I II I ill I I II Ill I I I I Oomm It For I.mmm"