Date: 2018/11/20

Benefis Health System continues to invest in healthcare education

The gift from Benefis Health System will support $100,000 in salaries for nursing faculty and $12,000 for the surgical technology program at Great Falls College MSU.

GREAT FALLS —Benefis Health System has recently renewed its commitment to Great Falls College MSU with a $112,000 donation supporting the college's nursing and surgical technology programs.

"This gift not only benefits Great Falls College MSU and its students but it's also an investment in the future of Benefis Health System," said Rayn Ginnaty, who is the Vice President of Nursing for Benefis. "Our industry will continue to need more well-trained healthcare professionals. Great Falls College MSU has high-quality programs that produce amazing graduates who are more likely to stay in our region and make a positive impact on local patients."

The gift from Benefis Health System will support $100,000 in salaries for nursing faculty and $12,000 for the surgical technology program at Great Falls College MSU.

"The competence of graduating nurses and surgical techs hinges on strong instruction, as well as practice, and the simulated hospital at Great Falls College really helps out in that regard. We're proud to support these programs," said Ginnaty.

Great Falls College MSU offers two nursing programs – practical nursing and registered nursing. The College has worked to grow the capacity in its nursing programs, which cannot be done without highly skilled and trained faculty members. This fall, 97 students enrolled in nursing programs at the college as new or continuing students, 37 in practical nursing and 60 in registered nursing.

The surgical technology program prepares students year in and year out to assist surgeons and other healthcare professionals with instruments, equipment, supplies and medications during surgery.

All three programs are competitive entry and offer graduates the opportunity to become employed in rewarding careers with strong wage opportunity.

"We are extraordinarily grateful for the generosity of Benefis Health System," said Dr. Susan J. Wolff, CEO and Dean at Great Falls College MSU. "The continuation of their incredible investment in nursing and surgical technology at Great Falls College is a testament to the quality education and training the college provides and care given by our students upon graduation and employment." said Wolff.

For more information, please contact:

Lewis Card
Executive Director—Development, Communications & Marketing
Phone: 406.771.4412, or Email: lewis.card@gfcmsu.edu


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