October 2004

Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Awarded to Mercy in Roseburg

Mercy Medical Center, Roseburg, Ore., along with Umpqua Community College, received a Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration ofthe Department of Health and Human Services. The $487,783 grant, which will be paid over three years, will help Mercy recruit, train and retain students from targeted rural areas who want to become nurses. The grant will be used to help disadvantaged students enter and graduate from professional nursing schools. The goal is for the students to advance academically and ultimately return to provide medical care to residents in their rural communities. For more information, contact Janet Buchanan of Mercy at 541/677-2407.