HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Fuels Bright Future for NWFSC Radiography Program with $10,000 Donation

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Fuels Bright Future for NWFSC Radiography Program with $10,000 Donation

HCA Fort Walton-Destin Hospital has poured a generous $10,000 into the Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Radiography Program. This want to light the way for future radiographers and elevate healthcare standards in our community.

In a groundbreaking move, Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is set to embark on a transformative journey in its Radiography Program, all thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital. What initially seemed like a monetary contribution is now a beacon of hope for aspiring healthcare professionals in the region.

The Radiography Program at NWFSC, already renowned for its dedication to producing highly skilled individuals in the healthcare sector, is poised for unprecedented growth. HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital’s donation is not merely a financial boost; it’s a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare by empowering students to pursue their academic and professional goals in Radiography.

Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of NWFSC, expressed his immense gratitude for the hospital’s contribution, recognizing its potential to empower students in their academic pursuits. “This donation from HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital will enable our students to reach new heights in their academic and professional journey in Radiography,” he stated.

Zach McCluskey, CEO of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, emphasized the broader impact of this initiative. “Our commitment as a hospital goes beyond patient care; it extends to nurturing the future of healthcare. By investing in scholarships for Northwest Florida State College’s radiology program, we are not just giving back; we are shaping a generation of compassionate and skilled caregivers,” McCluskey stated, echoing the sentiment that this initiative is about forging a brighter future for healthcare in the local community.

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, a 309-bed full-service hospital and the only Level II Trauma Center in the Tri-County Area, has long been recognized for its commitment to excellence. The hospital’s dedication to the community is evident through its varied services, including the area’s only in-house midwifery program, a dedicated Pediatric ER, 24/7 emergency services, and specialized centers for heart surgery, stroke care, and cancer treatment.

The NWFSC Associate in Science in Radiography, a two-year selective admissions program, equips students with the skills needed for operating x-ray equipment, implementing radiation protection measures, and providing exceptional patient care. Accepting new students annually for enrollment in the Summer Term, the program sets graduates on a path to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.

For those interested in learning more about the Radiography Program at NWFSC, visit the Radiography Program webpage or reach out to Grace Stewart, the Radiography Program Director, at radiography@nwfsc.edu. The collaboration between NWFSC and HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is not just an investment in education; it’s a narrative of community growth and a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare.


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