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Atrium Health Navicent Continues Program to Help Georgians Start Careers in Health Care

Bridge to Success is accepting applications Oct. 2 to Oct. 13

Applications will be accepted beginning next week for an Atrium Health program that’s helping individuals jumpstart their health care careers. The Bridge to Success program, launched in central and south Georgia in the spring, helps selected applicants earn an associate degree by offering up to three years of up-front tuition and book assistance, with a maximum $5,250 tuition cost.

To be eligible, applicants must have a high school degree, but not completed a college degree. While enrolled in the Bridge to Success program and working on an associate degree, participants will be hired by Atrium Health Navicent to work in a part-time position. Participants must be able to manage both a work and school schedule, and be willing to work while participating in the program.

Bridge to Success seeks to help create a pipeline of trained workers to fill critical job roles in the health care field, while also investing in the financial well-being of our community. The program’s inaugural cohort began in July and includes 20 high school graduates from across central Georgia who are studying for careers in nursing, sonography, physical and occupational therapy, radiology, cardiovascular technology, and more.

“We were excited by the strong interest shown in the program this spring and to see the caliber of students who are gaining important on-the job experience while pursuing their degree,” said Akilah Griffin, Advocate Health’s talent acquisition lead for Georgia who supports Atrium Health Navicent. “This program is just one more way that Atrium Health Navicent is improving health, not just for our local community, but for patients across the country as we help fill the growing need for health care workers.”

Bridge to Success applications will be accepted Oct. 2 to Oct. 13. Selected applicants will begin work in the program’s second cohort in December. Applicants must submit an essay and professional recommendation.

Eligibility criteria includes:

• Interest in pursuing a health care career.

• Must have graduated from high school or earned a GED equivalent within the last 1 to 5 years.

• Must work for Atrium Health Navicent for at least one year after earning an associate degree through the program.

• Must not have an existing college degree.

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About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit

About Advocate Health

Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.