Media Contact: Tamra Wheeler, Public Relations Coordinator
Fredericksburg, VA – November 7, 2022 – Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) is elated to participate in a collaborative non-clinical medical office specialist pilot program with Germanna Community College.
The program consists of students taking online flexible learning classes to obtain a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist credential, a hands-on four-week internship, and the opportunity to move into a new full-time office position at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg or MWHC Revenue Cycle.
Through an application questionnaire and interviews, seven of the 43 applicants were selected for the first pilot program which started in August and will conclude in December 2022.
“We are grateful to partner with Germanna Community College to create this training program. We are excited to help our Associates create career paths that let them grow, develop, and use their talent here at MWHC,” says Kathy Wall, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mary Washington Healthcare. “Germanna has been a wonderful partner and we are excited about the new pipeline programs that are in the works such as surgical technologist, behavioral health technician, phlebotomy, and patient care technician.”
“Germanna is committed to its mission of developing training and educational programs that address its community’s diverse and changing learning needs. We are thrilled to partner with Mary Washington Healthcare on the first of many professional development opportunities for their employees. MWHC is an essential part of our community, and their employees are our heroes. We are honored to be able to support them in their desire to grow professionally,” states Dr. Shashuna Gray, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Germanna.
For more information, contact Darlene Thompson, Program Manager, MWHC Career Development at Darlene.email@example.com or by phone at (540) 741-1473.
ABOUT MARY WASHINGTON HEALTHCARE:
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 50 facilities including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a non-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit mwhc.com.
ABOUT GERMANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Germanna is one of the twenty-three community colleges that comprise the Virginia Community College System. It is a two-year public institution of higher education established in 1970. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford. GCC serves about 13,000 students on campuses and at centers in Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Fredericksburg, Culpeper and Stafford, as well as through robust distance learning offerings including its accelerated College Everywhere program that allows students to earn a two-year degree completely online in one year.