Baker College Surgical Technology Student in the classroom.
As healthcare facilities nationwide grapple with the ongoing shortage of skilled professionals, Baker College and Trinity Health-Michigan have joined forces to provide impactful solutions. Through this alliance, scholarships with a maximum value of $20,000 are available for students enrolling in the surgical technologist (surg tech) program at Baker College. This initiative will meet the pressing staffing needs in Michigan’s healthcare sector by promoting education in key healthcare fields. Additionally, the program seeks to eliminate financial barriers associated with education costs, making it more accessible for aspiring healthcare professionals.
Recognizing the challenges faced by the healthcare industry, particularly in positions like surgical technology, this collaboration aims to enhance patient care, alleviate workforce strains, and combat burnout. The tuition assistance program, generously funded by Trinity Health-Michigan, requires students to commit to working with Trinity for a specified period following their graduation– with placement opportunities in Muskegon or Grand Rapids. This unique approach not only supports students in pursuing their education but also ensures a pathway to practical experience within the Trinity Health-Michigan network.
“Baker College is excited to work with our community partner, Trinity Health, to address the shortage of surgical technologists. Their investment in the students at Baker College shows their commitment to ensuring patient-centered care in the operating room. By fostering education, providing financial support, and creating a direct link to THM, this partnership will contribute to a stronger, more resilient healthcare community,” said Jennifer Kempa, Surg Tech Program Coordinator.
“Trinity Health-Michigan is excited to continue an ongoing partnership with Baker College at this time specifically for surgical scrub technician students. We are committed to continue collaborating with our local partners in education for the benefit of the students, the community of patients we serve, and the greater community at large,” said Linda Dunmore, THM Chief Nursing Officer.”
Baker College is an independent, private, non-profit institution that grants associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campuses across Michigan and online. Founded in 1911, the institution’s mission is to provide an inclusive, innovative, and transformative educational experience, driven by a student-first philosophy. Learn more at baker.edu and follow on X, Meta, and Instagram. For inquiries regarding the program and scholarship stipulations contact Jennifer Kempa.