Capella University and Adventist HealthCare Form Educational Alliance

Capella University and Adventist HealthCare Form Educational Alliance

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,an*that has built its reputation by providing high quality for working adults, has announced an education alliance with . As part of that alliance, employees of Adventist HealthCare and their immediate family members are eligible for reduced tuition at Capella. They are also eligible for a 2012 New Alliance Partner Grant of $3,000 if they begin a Capella bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, or post-master's certificate program by November 2012.

Adventist HealthCare, based in Rockville, Maryland, is the first and largest health-care provider in Montgomery County, Maryland, and is one of the state's largest employers. With approximately 6,600 employees, Adventist HealthCare provides disease management, cancer care, cardiac & vascular services, surgical services, emergency services, home care services, behavioral health services, rehabilitation services, health and wellness programs, and other health services to the surrounding communities.

“Adventist HealthCare strives to hire, retain and develop the best employees and physicians to help us better serve our communities,” said Marta Brito Pèrez, vice president of Human Resources. “By partnering with organizations like Capella University, we can build and sustain a high-performing workforce with the knowledge, tools, and resources to achieve our mission.”

Capella’s faculty includes leaders of regional, national, and international health care organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Health, and major hospital and health care systems. To learn more about the alliance between Capella and Adventist HealthCare, please visit

As of June 30, 2012, more than 36,000 students are pursuing an online degree at CapellaThe learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at .

Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 149 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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, an integrated health care delivery organization based in Rockville, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. The mission of Adventist HealthCare is to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist Behavioral Health Services, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center, Adventist Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, LifeWork Strategies and Cytology Services of Maryland. For more information, visit .