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February 27, 2024

SVSU, Memorial Healthcare partner to increase educational opportunities for Memorial employees

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Saginaw Valley State University continues to strengthen the talent pool in Michigan and has established a partnership with Owosso-based Memorial Healthcare that will provide higher education opportunities to employees of the hospital.

Through this partnership, Memorial Healthcare employees may be eligible for reduced tuition rates when they enroll in undergraduate, graduate or certificate programs at SVSU. To further assist employees advancing their education, Memorial Healthcare offers tuition reimbursement to qualifying employees.

“SVSU is pleased to expand our partnerships with leading health care systems to include Memorial Healthcare, the largest employer in Shiawassee County,” said George Grant Jr, president of the university. “Together, we can support a well-prepared workforce that will have a positive impact on the hospital and the community.”

Memorial Healthcare, an independent, community nonprofit hospital, was founded in Owosso and remains the only hospital in Shiawassee County, serving a population of approximately 68,000. The hospital has broadened its service area, adding sites in Bay, Clinton, Ingham, Livingston, and Saginaw counties.   

“We are pleased to announce our transformative partnership with SVSU, a significant step forward in enhancing educational opportunities for our dedicated Memorial Healthcare employees. This collaboration underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering our workforce’s personal and professional growth and development. By joining forces with SVSU, we are opening new avenues for learning and growth,” said Brian L. Long, president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare.

Through its partnership with Memorial Healthcare, SVSU expects to expand and strengthen its ties to the healthcare community, building relationships that enhance the caliber of patient care and services.

Additional details about application procedures and tuition benefits will be shared with Memorial Healthcare employees through internal communication channels.