Beebe Healthcare Helps Employees Take Affordable Classes
Lewes, a small beach town on Delaware’s southern coast, has one main healthcare facility that caters to locals and tourists alike. As the largest employer in the area, Beebe Healthcare needed to ensure that their staff was getting the quality education they needed to succeed without forcing them to leave the area to get it.
Enter Drexel. By partnering with Drexel University Online, Beebe is able to offer tuition discounts of 10-40% to their staff, making it easier for them to afford to go back to school. Best of all, Drexel offers over 150 online programs, letting Beebe employees pursue their education while still working in Lewes.
“As we at Beebe Healthcare continue to emphasize education, it’s important for us to be able to provide educational opportunities to our staff and team members,” said Jeffrey Fried, president/CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Having a relationship like the one we have with Drexel University allows our people to get that kind of education that might only be available in a larger metropolitan area, but they can do it while they’re here in Lewes.”
The Drexel partnership is a win for Beebe and its employees. By encouraging staff to take advantage of tuition discounts to further their education, Beebe employees can advance their careers while adding value to Beebe Healthcare. Together, Beebe and its employees are harnessing the future, with a little help from Drexel.
“If we want to attract the best people here and be able to hold on to them, we also have to make sure that they have opportunities to grow and develop,” said Fried. “Education plays a vital role in our emphasis on continual performance improvement.”