Flowers Hospital Pathways Benefits Help Employees Repay Student Loans

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – Employees of Flowers Hospital are now eligible for new and improved benefits designed as pathways to help them eliminate existing student debt more quickly, pursue additional job training and advance their careers. The goal of offering Flowers Hospital Pathways benefits is to support and retain employees and attract a strong workforce, especially frontline nurses, technicians, therapists and other clinicians and caregivers, as well as support staff.

Benefits include a new student loan repayment program that allows employees with outstanding student debt to consolidate their loans, lower interest rates and qualify for employer-sponsored payments. For most clinical employees, Flowers Hospital will directly pay a portion of loan premiums as long as the employee remains current with payments, offsetting student loan balances up to $20,000 per employee.

A new Employee Reimbursement Program has been established for license or certification renewals required for all job classifications and can be used for any license or certification testing or renewal not already offered free of charge by the ‘hospital.

Additionally, a long-standing tuition reimbursement program that provides employees with up to $5,000 in tax-free annual reimbursement is being expanded and can now be used for continuing education related to any role within the hospital. Previously, employees could only use the tuition reimbursement program for studies in their current field of work.

“We want to continue to find ways to support and invest in our staff who work tirelessly day in and day out to care for our patients and our community,” said Jeff Brannon, CEO of Flowers Hospital. “With these benefits, we hope Flowers Hospital Pathways will ease the burden of student debt and allow employees to focus on achieving their goals and career success.”

To learn more about career opportunities at Flowers Hospital, visit FlowersHospital.com.

About Flower Hospital

Flowers Hospital has served the healthcare needs of Wiregrass for over 70 years. The facility is an important resource for Dothan and surrounding communities and serves as a major 235-tertiary referral center for the tri-state region of southern Alabama, southeast Georgia and northwest La Florida. By combining a responsible staff of approximately 1,400 employees, modern equipment and supplies, efficient management, sophisticated support services, up-to-date professional training programs and a medical staff of over 300 doctors, Flowers Hospital is able to provide patients with quality health care.

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