The McLeod Health Foundation presented Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) with a $75,000 check for its Nursing Program on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
McLeod’s gift was presented to FDTC at the Health Sciences Campus located on Cheves Street in Downtown Florence. The annual contribution given to FDTC provides nursing scholarships to educate and train the hospital’s workforce.
McLeod Health Senior Vice President, Tim Hess said, “We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Tech in many areas, but our recruiters, our nursing directors, our managers and our patients rely on the students that come from Tech to make sure that we have an adequate workforce to provide the high level of patient care that we’re known for.”
With more than 100 students completing the nursing program each year, FDTC has become a reliable source of job candidates. In fact, the Nursing Program’s student quality is helping pave the way for future graduates. McLeod Health Regional Medical Center depends on highly trained graduates to further its advancement in the healthcare field.
Hess said, “The partnership has been working for a number of years, and we look forward to a long and fruitful future because the predictions for the workforce needs in the future are certainly saying that we’re going to have to continue to produce high quality, high caliber staff.”
Executive Director of the FDTC Educational Foundation Jill Lewis said, “We are extremely grateful for McLeod Health’s longstanding partnership and support. This additional funding impacts so many individual students and improves the quality of healthcare in the Pee Dee region.”
For more information on Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Nursing Program, please visit www.fdtc.edu.