Mary Washington Healthcare collaborates with Germanna Community College for Career Pathways program

by | Nov 13, 2022 | Germanna, Health & Wellness, Schools & Education

From Mary Washington Healthcare:

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. 

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