Professional Development and Continuing Education Assistance
St. Mary Medical Center supports employees in their quest for continuous
learning and professional growth opportunities that will support the mission
and values of the hospital.
- Programs of study that will benefit an employee in their current role or
enable them to train for a future role of benefit to St. Mary Medical Center.
- The employee must be a full-time or benefit-eligible part-time employee
during the entire term of the course and for thirty (30) days after its
- All employees who have completed one year of employment as of the course(s)
start date(s) at St. Mary Medical Center and are in a benefit-eligible
One or more of the following criteria must be satisfied:
- Courses necessary to obtain a GED certificate from a reputable school or
institution may be considered.
- Individual courses must be related to an employee’s current position
or in preparation for related career opportunities within St. Mary Medical Center.
- Coursework must apply to a degree or certificate program from an accredited
institution of higher learning that will lead to a degree or certificate,
as determined by the Education Advisory Council.
Union full and part-time benefit eligible employees should refer to their
respective collective bargaining agreement for reimbursement maximum.
- Non-union full-time benefit-eligible employees can receive up to $4,000
per fiscal year. Non-union part-time benefit-eligible employees' benefits
will be prorated.
- Employees will be required to pay taxes on any portion of their tuition
reimbursement exceeding the IRS limit under an employer-provided educational
assistance program in a calendar year, per IRS Publication 970. The taxable
income amount will be included on Form W-2 accordingly in the same tax year.
For more information about this program, please
click here to download this flier or call Clinical Education at (760) 242-2311 ext. 5318.