Sky Lakes Partners with KCC to Expand Education Resources for Future Healthcare Professionals

7/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Sky Lakes Medical Center has donated $50,000 to sponsor a Health Information Management classroom in Klamath Community College’s new Work Skills Technology Center.
 
KLAMATH FALLS – Sky Lakes Medical Center has donated $50,000 to sponsor a Health Information Management classroom in Klamath Community College’s new Work Skills Technology Center (WSTC).

“Sky Lakes is a recognized leader in healthcare and strives to be an example of good corporate citizenship. We take great pride in also being a reliable community partner in local economic development activities,” said Paul Stewart, president and chief executive officer at Sky Lakes. “Sponsoring a health information classroom in the new Work Skills Technology Center at KCC combines those ideas and further demonstrates our steadfast optimism and commitment to the prosperous future of the college and of Klamath Falls – the place we call home.”

The WSTC is part of a $15.7 million Phase II project to enhance and unify the campus footprint. The center is slated to open in September. The WSTC will house new and current technical programs, and serve more than 500 students each year. The center will be a hub for high-wage, high-demand technical programs directly related to workforce needs in the local community and region.

Sky Lakes sponsored the classroom as part of the “Completing the Transformation” capital campaign, which aims to raise $650,000 to purchase equipment for the new WSTC.

"I'm so pleased Sky Lakes, its board, and CEO Paul Stewart, see KCC as strong partner in our common goals of community health, education, and well-being. Healthcare coding is becoming more and more important in today's healthcare world and their gift is recognition of this and the needed future employees KCC will prepare for Sky Lakes,” said Julie Murray-Jensen, KCC vice president of enrollment and external affairs.
 
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