In 1993, an endowment was left to the Georgia Hospital Research and Education Foundation (GHAREF) by retired GHA Executive Director Mr. Glenn Hogan in honor of his late wife Marjorie. Mr. Hogan’s stated purpose for the endowment was to provide “financial assistance to young people desiring to prepare for a career in the health care field.” Since the program's inception, GHA has awarded funds to high school students and health care workers to aid them in furthering their health care education.
The GHA Marjorie Hogan Workforce Development Program has two components:
Hogan Hospital Internship Program
GHA is helping enhance the health care workforce. Hospitals can apply for $5,000 to fund an internship position for a student in a health-related curriculum in post-secondary education. Examples include an RN or LPN working to get his or her BSN degree. Of the $5,000 award, an amount determined by the hospital shall be awarded to the intern for the purpose of subsidizing costs associated with their post-secondary education following the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 185 hours for the internship.
The number of awards is determined annually upon the review of the GHA Audit and Finance Committee. Five awards will be issued for 2023.
GHA-member hospital representatives apply here.
Participating hospital members will need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GHAREF and submit it to Becca Hallum. The hospital CEO or a senior executive shall sign the agreement. MOUs will be accepted and awarded on a first come, first served basis, creating an equitable opportunity for all members. If the number of signed MOUs exceeds the number of internships available for a given year, GHA staff will maintain a waiting list. Priority for the following year’s program will go to hospitals in the order in which they are received and assigned to the waiting list. This creates a perpetual, equitable opportunity for all members.
Signed MOUs may be accepted at any time following the February announcement.
Recognizing that internships occur throughout the year, GHA staff will maintain the program, and award funding, throughout the calendar year according the GHA (calendar year) budget.
GHA supports health care workforce development through a partnership with the Georgia Chapter of HOSA – Future Health Professionals (formerly Health Occupation Students of America).
Through GHA funding, HOSA provides post-secondary scholarships to Georgia HOSA students who have experience working or volunteering at a GHA-member hospital. HOSA also provides stipends for these students to participate in HOSA meetings such as the Annual Leadership conference.
Students can apply for these scholarships and get more information by contacting Nicki Bentley, executive director of HOSA at email@example.com.
The amount and number of scholarships vary from year to year, but the funds generally provide two $1,000 scholarships.