‘Ready for a Different Challenge,’ Coworker Uses Tuition Benefits to Return to School

The following story was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of the OneSpirit Magazine.

CHI St. Vincent has made professional growth a priority and offers many opportunities for coworkers to enhance their personal and professional lives. In this excerpt from the latest OneSpirit Magazine, hear from coworkers who have chosen to pursue higher education and are taking advantage of the many ways CHI St. Vincent supports and encourages this growth.

“I felt like I was hitting a peak professionally in my job, like I’ve accomplished all I wanted to in this role, but I couldn’t see myself working anywhere else,” says Greg Hau. “It’s a great place to work, but I was ready for a different challenge.”

This is where Greg, nuclear imaging tech in the Heart Institute, started his journey to go back to school and take his career in a different direction. He learned that CHI St. Vincent would contribute to his tuition and started taking prerequisite courses at the University of Arkansas with a goal of becoming a physician assistant. After several years of hard work, Greg was recently accepted into the PA program that begins later this year.

“I’m a big advocate of education. It’s how we keep growing. My hat’s off to any organization that promotes and make it easier for people to go back to school. One of the best parts of this experience has been how my supervisor and managers have gone above and beyond to support me, working with my changing schedule to make it possible,” says Greg. “Learning and improving ourselves is a big part of what life is about. It’s through this learning we become better people and make an impact in other’s lives.”

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