The Mason Center for Healthcare Education receives generous gift

May 31, 2023

The Mason Center for Healthcare Education is a nonprofit named after healthcare supporters Bill and Janet Mason.

Bill and Janet Mason

The Masons recently surprised the center with a $5,000 donation that will increase access to education for more students to start or further their healthcare careers.

The donation came on a lovely spring day in April 2023 during a celebration for Hillcrest Healthcare team member Tisha Dugger, who recently obtained her licensed practical nurse (LPN) certification through the support of continuing education programs at Hillcrest Healthcare.

The Mason Center for Healthcare Education offers state and nationally recognized certification programs for individuals who want to pursue or grow careers in the senior care industry, including skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care fields. Students have access to real-world clinical experience and connection with potential employers, along with financial aid for those who qualify.

The center strives to reach high school students and adults who perhaps have never considered a career in healthcare. The certifications do not require students to have any background or previous experience in healthcare – they will get classroom instruction and clinical experience through the programs!

Certified nurse aide (CNA) students confirm the approach. “The Mason Center for Healthcare Education offers more than just the basics,” CNA student Barbara said. “It gives an in-depth look and feel into not only the job side of it, but also the residents.” CNA student Shaianna added, “The course was very informational and an eye opener about healthcare facilities and their real importance.”

The healthcare industry needs qualified employees across many disciplines, and senior care is no exception. If you or a loved one would like to learn more about what a healthcare education or career may entail, please visit our website at and reach out to our team today!