Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hospital helps save MSCTC lab program

Excerpted from Fergus Falls Daily Journal, 1-29-08

A popular medical program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls will not be a victim of the chopping block.

The Lake Region Hospital Foundation has stepped up to finance budget shortfalls for the program, which was slated to be eliminated in 2009.

The hospital foundation’s contribution will keep the program running for at least two years, said Steve Guttormson, director of public relations for the college.

The Fergus Falls community played a major role in saving the program, Guttormson said.

Following a community meeting at MSCTC on January 4, a task force was formed to identify possible alternatives to closing the program. From that meeting the Lake Region Hospital Foundation became a player in the program’s future.

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