FAYETTE, Iowa (September 30, 2013) – Employees of North Central Health Care will reap the benefits of a new tuition discount program with Upper Iowa University. The discounts also apply to employees' spouses and dependent children up to age 26.
"Helping adult learners achieve their educational goals is our goal at Upper Iowa University," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S. "We are pleased that North Central Health Care has chosen to partner with the University's Corporate Advantage Program. Upper Iowa strives to assist our students to gain the knowledge and education they need to excel in their careers, and we do it in an affordable way."
North Central Health Care is a public organization that employs over 850 Wisconsin residents, offers mental health, addiction, skilled nursing, developmental disability, water therapy and adult protective services through a variety of adaptable and customized programs. The agency serves Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties with the main campus in Wausau and other sites located in Merrill and Antigo. North Central Health Care also operates Mount View Care center, a 263- bed skilled nursing facility in Wausau offering skilled nursing care for short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, ventilator dependent care, and specialized dementia care. Gary Bezucha, chief executive officer for NCHC says, "North Central Health Care has been a valuable organization in our communities for a long time. We have seen numerous changes in Central Wisconsin over the years- and we have continually evolved to meet the changing needs of those in our communities. As a health care organization, adaptability is critical. North Central Health Care strives to ensure that each individual receives quality, customized, innovative care designed around his or her abilities and challenges."
As part of the UIU Corporate Advantage Program, NCHC employees will receive set tuition discounts for courses taken at any of Upper Iowa's 19 U.S. educational centers, or through UIU online or self-paced programs. UIU offers 18 majors and three master's degrees through those programs. The tuition discount can range from 10 to 20 percent depending on the total annual number of NCHC employees, spouses and dependent children taking courses through Upper Iowa University. UIU also will waive registration fees for NCHC employees.
For more information about North Central Health Care, visit its website at www.norcen.org/. For more information about the Corporate Advantage Program, visit www.uiu.edu/corporateadvantage.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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