December 9, 2021
Tallahassee Community College announced a $250,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant funds will be used create a Medical Lab Tech Program at TCC’s Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education.
“This grant will allow us to support a cohort of 20 students from their first day of college to their completion of the program,” said Dr. Calandra Stringer, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Tallahassee Community College. “Being part of the Healthcare Residency Program, students will attend seminars throughout the semester which will include information in student support services, financial aid, test-taking strategies, networking, professionalism, interpersonal skills, and team-building. We are thankful to Bank of America for making this possible.”
“TCC is directly impacting the quality of life in Tallahassee and the Big Bend region by ensuring that we have well-trained professionals providing vital healthcare services to the community,” said David Hulse, President of Bank of America Tallahassee. “This grant creates further opportunities for future healthcare workers who play important roles in building communities that thrive together.”
TCC’s Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education features more than 85,000 square feet of learning space devoted to emergency medical services, nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory care, pharmacy technology, and surgical technologies. The Center is located in the heart of Tallahassee’s medical corridor and is equipped with cutting-edge technology, allowing students to strengthen and apply their skills in simulated real-time settings. The facility houses classrooms, conference rooms, a one-of-a-kind onsite library and learning commons, an accredited simulation center, a computer lab, and administrative offices.
“As the first program of its kind in the Big Bend region, the Medical Lab Tech Program at TCC is an incredible investment in retaining talent, who previously would have had to leave town for this specialized training, right here in Tallahassee,” said Mark O’Bryant, President and CEO of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. “At Tallahassee Memorial, our medical lab technologists are invaluable members of our team. We’re honored to collaborate with TCC to train and grow these esteemed healthcare professionals, and hopefully even welcome them as TMH colleagues in the future.”
“Capital Regional Medical Center has always been honored to support and work with Tallahassee Community College in mentoring and hiring their students. The new Medical Technologist Laboratory Program will be an incredibly valuable program that will directly benefit our patients - as the role of a medical laboratory technician is highly valuable in the healthcare sector – as an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan are reliant on the medical data they collect,” says Alan Keesee, CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center.
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