Woodward regional hospital continues support of nursing program

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Woodward regional hospital continues support of nursing program

 Woodward regional hospital supports nursing program

Dave Wallace, CEO of Woodward Regional Hospital, presents Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, with a gift of $42,000 to support a nursing faculty position at the Woodward Campus. Others pictured include hospital staff Melinda Brock, Kim Arnold and Tom Early, along with Dr. Bo Hannaford and Dr. Deena Fisher, representing Northwestern.

A gift of $42,000 from Woodward Regional Hospital will help to ensure the presence of a nursing program faculty member at the Woodward Campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

The gift represents the second year of a three-year commitment by the hospital to support a faculty position.

“The presence of a full-time faculty member that is based in Woodward greatly enhances our ability to serve nursing students at the campus,” said Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern. “The support of Woodward Regional Hospital, along with other entities and individuals, is allowing us to graduate a larger number of qualified registered nurses to better serve the healthcare needs of not only Woodward, but all of western Oklahoma.

“I can tell you that without the support of Woodward Regional Hospital and others, it would not be possible for Northwestern to have a full-time nursing position in Woodward. This is one example in where private support of the University is meeting a critical need.”

Currently the Woodward Campus serves 24 nursing majors at the junior and senior level.

“We are working together toward the same goals for our community,” said Dave Wallace, chief executive officer of Woodward Regional Hospital. “We have a great working relationship and we appreciate our alliance with Northwestern.  Donating to the nursing program is an opportunity to develop stronger healthcare in our community.”