Mercy Health announces partnership with UrbanaWORKS


Mercy Health employees offered tuition discount

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SPRINGFIELD – Mercy Health – Springfield has partnered with UrbanaWORKS, the employer partnership initiative of Urbana University.

This employer partnership offers Mercy Health employees a 20 percent tuition discount to Franklin University and its branch campus Urbana University, as well as access to five $9,000 scholarships for qualified employee dependents who attend Urbana University as full-time resident students.

“Mercy Health offers many attractive employee benefits, including a student loan repayment program and tuition assistance for eligible employees,” said Matt Caldwell, Mercy Health – Springfield president. “We are pleased to announce this partnership with UrbanaWORKS, which gives us another opportunity to develop talented employees to fill critical roles that help us meet our workforce needs and fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities.”

“UrbanaWORKS provides partner organizations with a portfolio of educational options that serve as a tool to recruit, train and retain the talent vital to moving their organizations and the region forward,” said Karen Chuvalas, UrbanaWORKS business development manager. “Together with partners like Mercy Health, we are helping improve the lives of employees and their families as well as the local economy.”

Franklin and Urbana University offer Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in many disciplines, including a new evening MBA program at Urbana University starting in January.

The following health-related degree programs are available at Franklin University:

Undergraduate Majors

– Health Information Management

– Health Sciences

– Healthcare Management

– Nursing (RN-BSN)

Graduate Programs​​

– MS in Nursing

– Master of Healthcare Administration

– Doctor of Healthcare Administration

Urbana University health-related degree programs include:

Undergraduate Majors​​

– Exercise Science

– Health Sciences

– Psychology

Graduate Programs

– Master of Healthcare Administration

Franklin University focuses specifically on the adult, working student. All courses are on-line and many students take one course at a time (six-week terms). Students work with their advisor to build a plan that fits their life. At Urbana University, the ratio of professor to students is 15-1 and every student has access to an internship experience. For more information on this employer partnership program, visit www.urbana.edu/mercyhealth.

Mercy Health employees offered tuition discount

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