The Employee Continuing Education Program is a joint reimbursement program by Thomas Health and the Thomas Health Foundation to further the continuing education of Thomas Health employees. These programs provide Thomas Health’s dedicated staff with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and provide excellent patient care.
The programs consist of a reimbursement process for Thomas Health employees. The Employee Family Educational Reimbursement Program is a separate entity and involves a different process. Please click here to learn more.
Please note these programs are reimbursement-based only and not a scholarship; funds can only be dispersed after the completion of the semester.
To apply, first make sure eligibility criteria is met. Some requirements include:
Tuition reimbursement is available to full and part-time employees of Thomas Health. Per diem, temporary or WOB employees are not eligible for this benefit.
Eligible Thomas Health employees must have completed their probationary period (normally six months) and be in good standing with attendance and discipline.
Written (or above) disciplines within the past 12 months will disqualify the employee.
Probationary employees admitted to a formal healthcare related program (Nursing, Laboratory, Imaging, etc.) may apply and qualify for tuition reimbursement at the beginning of the semester following their hire date.
Courses must qualify for college credit hours.
Please click here to read full eligibility requirements for reimbursement.
We highly encourage everyone who is eligible for the programs to apply. Applications are carefully screened upon receipt, and the main reason for rejection is failure to meet the eligibility requirements, specifically years of service and full-time employment status. Please review the requirements carefully before applying.
If you would like to check the status of your specific application, contact Ben Priddy, Benjamin.Priddy@ThomasHealth.org for questions related to the Employee Continuing Education Program and the Foundation, Foundation@ThomasHealth.org, 304-766-4340, related to Family Scholarships.
Yes. Certain requirements have to be met for both the employee and the family member to be eligible for our educational reimbursements. Please note, these are reimbursement-only scholarships. They are awarded at the conclusion of a course or semester. Please click here to learn more about employee family educational reimbursements.