One of our core missions of the South Carolina Hospital Association is to build a healthy workforce that will meet the needs of our member hospitals both now and in the future.
In keeping with that goal, last year SCHA and Solvent Networks created the Indigo Enrichment Scholarship program to partner with South Carolina’s research universities in supporting the next generation of high-quality healthcare workers by providing the best possible educational and professional opportunities.
The program recently funded a trip for 15 Master of Health Administration (MHA) students from the University of South Carolina to the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE)’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership this past March. The meeting is a gathering of almost 5,000 of healthcare leaders from around the country and is the premier education and networking event for the healthcare community, making it an extraordinary space for future leaders to learn and grow.
“It was really inspiring to be surrounded by 4,800 other healthcare leaders throughout the United States,” says Morgan Potts, an SCHA intern who was one of the students who attended the Congress.
“It allowed us early careerists to engage with those who have years of experience and expertise,” adds Leslie Pfeiffer, who is currently interning with the South Carolina Behavioral Health Coalition. “I am so thankful to Solvent Networks and SCHA for this opportunity!”
By providing students with these kinds of opportunities, the Indigo Enrichment Scholarship program can encourage fundamental, positive change in health and healthcare to achieve better measurable outcomes for all South Carolina citizens by ensuring we have the best possibly prepared leaders of tomorrow.