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Providing educational opportunities makes your employees healthier.


Intermountain Healthcare has launched a strategic workforce education program to invest in the development of their employees and communities. Intermountain employees now have access to tuition paid up front for a wide array of online degrees, credentials, and diplomas for in-demand and future skills.

“At Intermountain we understand that investing in educational opportunities for our employees is vital to the long term health of Intermountain and to our communities. Education changes lives,” said Marguerite Samms, Assistant Vice President for Leadership Development, Intermountain Healthcare.

In addition to courses for frontline medical and nursing personnel, Intermountain will offer education programs for nonclinical employees. And, new employees joining the organization also have immediate access to the education opportunities.

Beginning in October 2021, Intermountain’s employees have access to prepaid courses and degrees in the subject of their choice from top-rated academic network of accredited institutions that includes Arizona State University, CUNY, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Memphis. Utah Valley University and the College of Southern Idaho will also offer Intermountain-specific courses, with more regional schools scheduled to add courses in the future.

  • Education provides meaningful career growth for our caregivers and is the foundation on which Intermountain and our communities can build lasting success.
  • At Intermountain, we believe we must invest in developing a diverse workforce, and that means providing robust educational opportunities at all levels of our organization.
  • This initiative will help break down barriers to equitable education by providing language learning, GED, certification, and degree options for all employees.

“Our goal is to help our employees achieve their career goals while building the most capable workforce with the intention of improving patient care, improving our communities and improving the lives of our caregivers and employees,” said Samms.

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