Northwest Health to help employees with student loan debt

Northwest Health, a Springdale-based hospital, is launching its program to help its team members repay student loans. In turn, they hope workers will stay at the hospital and develop long-term relationships with other hospital employees and patients, improving the overall care the hospital can provide to its patients. Cindy Ruffling, the hospital’s director of human resources, says they hope employees who receive the benefits will pursue career advancements they couldn’t achieve before. “We don’t want people to put off career development because they can’t afford it, so the tuition assistance program really helps with that,” Ruffling said. The program will help people in the hospital consolidate their loans and reduce interest rates. For most employees, they can also get direct loan assistance in the form that the hospital pays a fraction of the loan premium as long as the worker continues to stay on track with payments. The hospital will help with these payments up to $20,000 per person. Northwest Health will also be hosting a job fair tonight at Walk-On s at Rogers from 5-9 p.m. for anyone interested in working for the hospital.

Northwest Health, a Springdale-based hospital, is launching its program to help its team members repay student loans. In turn, they hope workers will stay at the hospital and develop long-term relationships with other hospital employees and patients, improving the overall care the hospital can provide to its patients.

Cindy Ruffling, the hospital’s director of human resources, says she hopes employees who receive the benefits will pursue career advancements they couldn’t achieve before.

“We don’t want people to put off career development because they can’t afford it, so this tuition assistance program really helps with that,” Ruffling said.

The program will help people in hospital consolidate their loans and reduce interest rates. For most employees, they can also get direct loan assistance in the form that the hospital pays a fraction of the loan premium as long as the worker continues to keep up with their payments. The hospital will contribute to these payments up to $20,000 per person.

Northwest Health will also be hosting a job fair tonight at Walk-Ons in Rogers from 5-9 p.m. for anyone interested in working for the hospital.

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