Magan Davis has been awarded a scholarship from the Tennessee Health Care Education Foundation (THCEF) to continue her education and advance her career in long-term care. An employee of Life Care Center of Collegedale, Ms. Davis is studying nursing. She was one of 16 long-term care employees to receive scholarships totaling more than $21,000.
Financial need and commitment to the long-term care industry are the primary criteria for THCEF scholarships. Recipients pledge to work in long-term care for one year after the completion of their studies.
“Having dedicated employees is key to providing quality care. The THCEF scholarship program allows the long-term care profession to invest in the future of our employees, which leads to increased employee retention and improved care for residents,” said Doyle Love, THCEF chairman and executive director of Life Care Center of Hixson.
Since 1979, THCEF has addressed staffing challenges and advanced the standard of care in skilled nursing facilities by providing financial support to employees who choose to further their education. The foundation is supported by contributions of Tennessee Health Care Association/Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (THCA/TNCAL) members as well as through individual and corporate gifts.
THCA/TNCAL is a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities throughout the state. For more information about THCEF, contact THCA/TNCAL at P.O. Box 100129, Nashville, TN 37224, 615/834-6520.