At VHC Health, our devoted caregivers are essential to delivering compassionate, high-quality care for the community.

But healthcare professionals nationwide are facing unique challenges. 47% of healthcare professionals are considering leaving their roles due to pandemic-related strains according to a recent survey by Elsevier Health. This potential turnover not only disrupts patient care but also strains our healthcare system.

VHC Health is ready to address this issue by strengthening our funds that provide no-cost professional development training to high performers.

Empowering Caregivers with the Friends of Nursing and Healthcare Funds

Friends of Nursing

Devoted to VHC Health’s nursing and aspiring nurses, Friends of Nursing provides dedicated opportunities for career advancement and scholarships. By offering scholarships and career prospects, this fund empowers nursing professionals, positively impacting patients’ lives on a daily basis.

The fund, established in 1989, has flourished into a nearly $4 million endowment, ensuring that nursing excellence continues to thrive within our community.

James B. Cole Healthcare Education Fund is one of six funds that generously supports the Friends of Healthcare Professionals Program.

Friends of Healthcare Professionals Program

The Friends of Healthcare Professionals program embodies a cornerstone of clinical excellence for clinical, technical healthcare workers – and more. Scholarships, advanced certifications, professional development, and awards for exceptional dedication to patient care are extended to individuals who are making an exceptional impact on patients at VHC Health.

This program is sustained by a collective of six endowed funds, driving continuous growth and excellence within our healthcare community.

A Legacy of Care: The Caruthers Family

The enduring legacy of the Caruthers Family, who established both programs, resonates in the heart of our commitment to healthcare excellence. Their vision and generosity led to the establishment of these initiatives, fostering a culture of growth and impactful patient care. Over the years, their dedication culminated in six endowed funds, ensuring continuous excellence at VHC Health.

Invest in Our Community’s Excellence Today

Your generosity today shapes the future of healthcare excellence for the people VHC Health cares for. By supporting Friends of Nursing and Friends of Healthcare, you provide opportunities that benefits both caregivers and patients. Your donation provides the foundation for scholarships, development opportunities, and ongoing education, ensuring healthcare professionals remain updated with the latest clinical practices for the well-being of our community.

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