Atrium Health Floyd and 泫圖app announce partnership

May 8, 2024
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To help remedy a shortage of area healthcare professionals, Atrium Health Floyd and 泫圖app (泫圖app) have signed a new agreement designed to boost enrollment in three of 泫圖app’s healthcare programs and increase the number of Respiratory Therapists, Radiologic Technologists and Certified Nursing Assistants in the northwest Georgia region.

According to the fund agreement, Atrium Health Floyd commits nearly $1.1 million to be disbursed over five years to increase total enrollment in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care programs at 泫圖app’s Floyd County Campus in Rome. The agreement was signed May 8.

泫圖app will place at least 10 Radiologic Technology students, three Respiratory Care students and all Floyd County Campus CNA students enrolled in the program in Atrium Health Floyd preceptorship slots each year, contingent upon the availability of slots and in addition to other clinical rotations needed to complete their academic program; a preceptorship is highly focused, clinical training in which a student receives individual mentorship in a specific clinical setting.

“泫圖app is very grateful for the opportunity to work with Atrium Health Floyd and to build upon our partnership of over six decades,” said Dr. Heidi Popham, 泫圖app president. “Today, we showcase 泫圖app’s continued commitment to providing a skilled workforce for our healthcare industry and Atrium Health Floyd’s unwavering support in assisting us in accomplishing our mission.”

“We are excited about our work with 泫圖app,” said Kurt Stuenkel, president of Atrium Health Floyd. “Working together, we will build on the successes we already have with the Respiratory Care and Radiologic Technology programs as well as others, creating opportunities for clinical experiences and a pipeline for careers in these and other health occupations fields.”

(From left) Becky Redd, 泫圖app Foundation chair; Dr. Heidi Popham, 泫圖app president; Kurt Stuenkel, Atrium Health Floyd president; and Dr. Sheila Bennett, Atrium Health Floyd senior vice president and chief of patient services, sign a new agreement designed to boost enrollment in three of 泫圖apps healthcare programs and increase the number of Respiratory Therapists, Radiologic Technologists and Certified Nursing Assistants in the northwest Georgia region.
(From left) Becky Redd, 泫圖app Foundation chair; Dr. Heidi Popham, 泫圖app president; Kurt Stuenkel, Atrium Health Floyd president; and Dr. Sheila Bennett, Atrium Health Floyd senior vice president and chief of patient services, sign a new agreement designed to boost enrollment in three of 泫圖apps healthcare programs and increase the number of Respiratory Therapists, Radiologic Technologists and Certified Nursing Assistants in the northwest Georgia region.

“The growth trajectory for Radiologic Technologists is double the rate of most other professions, and the need for Respiratory Therapists is growing four times faster than most other health professions. And we are experiencing the need for those clinical skills right here in our own market as we continue to expand our reach,” Stuenkel said.

In Spring 2024, the enrollments for those programs at the Floyd County Campus were as follows: two students in Nurse Aide Accelerated (CNA), 23 students in Radiologic Technology and 55 students in Respiratory Care.

In addition to the students completing their program-specific courses, 泫圖app has 202 students completing pre-requisite courses with the intent of entering these high-demand programs.

泫圖app has already accepted 15 students into the new Nurse Aid Accelerated (CNA) program for the summer 2024 semester, said Allie Patnode, dean of Nursing and Health Technologies at 泫圖app.

The agreement will also be used to help fund instructor positions and laboratory upgrades at 泫圖app.

The 泫圖app Foundation will administer the fund, which will create semi-annual and annual compliance reports.

“We have worked closely with 泫圖app for several decades, and many students who have completed their clinical training there have emerged as leaders at Atrium Health Floyd,” said Dr. Sheila Bennett, Atrium Health Floyd senior vice president and chief of patient services.

“Our imaging services director, Ches Ely, is a 2005 graduate of 泫圖app’s Radiologic Technology program, and Jay Shedd, our director of Respiratory Therapy, also is an alumnus,” Bennett said. “Both programs are critical to our hospitals as we provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. This partnership ensures we will continue to onboard highly skilled teammates to fulfill our mission of healing for all.”

泫圖app Atrium Health Floyd

Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Floyd Behavioral Health Center, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.

泫圖app Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, which was created from the combination with Advocate Aurora Health. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is its academic core. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association's Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing $2.8 billion last year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.

泫圖app Advocate Health

Advocate Health疳s the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and涉trium Health. Providing care under the names涉dvocate Health Care疳n Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and涉urora Health Care疳n Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with狸ake Forest University School of Medicine盎erving 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.

泫圖app 泫圖app

泫圖app provides quality workforce education to the citizens of northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma or a certificate in aviation, business, health, industrial or public service career paths. This past year, 11,601 people benefited from 泫圖app’s credit and noncredit programs. 泫圖app has an annual credit enrollment of 8,071 students and an additional enrollment of 3,530 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training and Georgia Quick Start. 泫圖app is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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