Cresson, Pa – Mount Aloysius College and Penn Highlands Healthcare announced a new opportunity to pursue a career in radiography, providing incoming students up to $44,000 in educational funding, hiring incentives and guaranteed employment at any Penn Highlands Healthcare hospital. The two-year program will feature a mix of online and in-person classes at Penn Highlands DuBois and mirrors the existing surgical technology affiliation already in place.
Mount Aloysius College will offer a $14,000 scholarship to all incoming radiography students in the DuBois-based program. Students are also eligible for up to $15,000 in educational funding from Penn Highlands Healthcare while enrolled, and up to $15,000 in signing bonuses upon hiring at any Penn Highlands hospital.
“Our mission is to meet the needs of our community with quality programs of education. We are proud to work once again with Penn Highlands Healthcare to train skilled radiographers that will provide much needed care in the area,” said John McKeegan, president of Mount Aloysius College. “This is our second program funding partnership with Penn Highlands, and we are very excited to continue our work with the hospital system.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for people in the region to further their careers and receive advanced training,” said Laura Adams, MA, HCA, BAS, RTRM, Radiology Service Line Director, Penn Highlands Healthcare. “We are excited to once again partner with Mount Aloysius College to provide students with financial assistance and high-quality educational opportunities that will provide them with fulfilling careers.”
There will be an Open House at Penn Highlands Healthcare DuBois on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the programs.
For more details on either program or to register for the Open House, please visit mtaloy.edu/dubois or call (814) 886-6383.
Penn Highlands Healthcare was officially formed in 2011, and is comprised of eight hospitals – Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands Connellsville, Penn Highlands DuBois, Penn Highlands Elk, Penn Highlands Huntingdon, Penn Highlands Mon Valley, Penn Highlands Tyrone — that have served area communities for the past 100+ years. Penn Highlands State College, a new, state-of-the-art, technically advanced hospital, is slated to open in 2024. The health system’s business continuum also includes a home care agency, long-term care facilities and residential senior living communities, as well as durable medical equipment companies and retail pharmacies.
Penn Highlands Healthcare has evolved into an organization with 6,651 workers in 150+ locations throughout 26 counties in Pennsylvania that include community medical buildings, outpatient facilities, surgery centers and physician practices. The facilities have a total of 1,498 inpatient, skilled nursing and personal care beds. The system, which has 827 physicians and 405 advanced practice providers on staff, offers a wide range of care and treatments with specialty units for cancer, cardiovascular/thoracic, neurosurgery, pulmonology, neonatal and high-risk pregnancy patients. Being focused on what is important – patients and families – makes Penn Highlands Healthcare the best choice in the region.