Life Care Center Of Collegedale’s Drabik Wins Scholarship

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kristi Drabik has been awarded a scholarship from the Tennessee Health Care Education Foundation to continue her education and advance her career in long-term care. An employee of Life Care Center of Collegedale, Ms. Drabik is studying nursing.

Ms. Drabik was one of 21 long-term care employees to receive scholarships totaling more than $27,000. 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 at least one year after the completion of their studies.

“Our employees invest their time and energy to provide quality care to our residents,” said Doyle Love, THCEF chairman and executive director of Life Care Center of Hixson. “These scholarships allow us to return that investment by helping them continue their education and advance in the long-term care profession.” 

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 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, or visit www.thca.org




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