McLeod Health Awards FDTC Nursing Program $125,000

McLeod Health recently gave Florence-Darlington Technical College's Associate Degree of Nursing program a $125,000 gift during a ceremony at Tech's Health Science campus. McLeod Health administrators joined FDTC President Dr. Charles Gould and Tech Associate Dean of Nursing Sharon Stafford for an official check presentation.

McLeod's gift will help maintain and expand FDTC's nursing program. Some 80% of FDTC's nursing graduates remain in the Pee Dee and many of them are hired by McLeod Health.

One of them came to the ceremony. Paul Micale graduated from FDTC in may and works in McLeod's cardiac-catheterization laboratory.

Chief Nursing Officer Stephanie McLeod said, "These nursing programs are vital to McLeod as the medical center continues to grow with the expansion of the new Surgical Tower and other enhanced services which will also need nurses." Chief Nursing Officer McLeod is a FDTC nursing graduate.

Dr. Gould thanked McLeod's leaders for the hospital's gift. "With these kinds of monetary donations, we can enlarge the classes and hire even more faculty," said Dr. Gould.

McLeod Health Awards FDTC Nursing Program $125,000
McLeod Health officials (from left) Paul Micale, Stephanie McLeod and Marie Segars present Florence-Darlington Technical College President Charles Gould with a mock up of a $125,000 gift to the College's nursing program.