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QMG Healthcare Foundation donates to JWCC education center

QMG Healthcare Foundation donates to JWCC education center

The Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation invested in its regional workforce by recently donating $5,000 to John Wood Community College’s Serving the Southeast campaign.

The JWCC Foundation fundraising campaign seeks to raise $200,000 for equipment, technology and furnishings for a new facility to serve students in the Southeastern portion of its district, which includes Pike County, and portions of Cass, Calhoun, Morgan and Scott counties.

The new facility will be located north of the Pittsfield Industrial Park on U.S. Route 54.

A check presentation was made May 9th to JWCC President Mike Elbe and Barbara Holthaus, executive director of the JWCC Foundation.

“As a healthcare provider and a major employer in the same communities JWCC serves, we are pleased to support this campaign,” Carol Brockmiller, QMG chief executive officer said. “This type of facility is crucial in rural communities and helps educate healthcare professionals and employees of the future and QMG wants to be part of that effort.”

JWCC’s Southeast Education Center provides all courses needed for students to become certified nurse assistants and the College plans to offer anatomy and physiology courses for students entering nursing and health science career fields. Through a combination of classroom and online learning, students may complete all the requirements for an associate degree with a wide variety of concentrations at the Southeast Center as well.

“QMG’s generous gift shows their commitment to healthcare education in rural communities,” Holthaus said. “We are incredibly thankful to have a community partner that invests today to ensure a quality workforce in the future.”

JWCC’s Serving the Southeast Campaign continues to accept donations to reach its $200,000 goal to provide technology, furnishings and equipment for the future Southeast Education Center.

Donors interested in supporting the campaign may contact Holthaus at 217.641.4104 or bholthaus@jwcc.edu. All gifts to the JWCC Foundation in support of the campaign are tax-deductible.

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