Educational Programs

Leadership Development– Much of our success hinges on the strong leadership of trained, skilled and competent managers.  We select the most talented healthcare professionals and help each one build an individual development plan to improve his/her leadership and technical skills.  Managers attend leadership development classes, participate in book clubs, and have “buddies” to go to when they have questions and need advice.

HealthStream – This is an internet-based education and assessment tool.  Annual classes are identified each year for you to complete.  These courses include topics regulatory training such as Fire, Infection Control, Abuse and Neglect, Ergonomics, as well as many clinical topics.  HealthStream has a multiple purpose: enabling online training (including CEU credit), easy and convenient classroom enrollment, and providing a transcript to document all completed coursework.

In-Service Education – In-services are offered to all staff.  Topics are selected through needs assessment and have varying formats.  For your convenience, we offer a multitude of training online through HealthStream.

Life Support Certification – We offer Healthcare Provider BLS, ACLS and PALS throughout the year.  These offerings assure skill and proficiency of our staff and opportunities for members of our community.  Specialty training such as fetal monitoring is also offered.  Classes are free for employees.

Tuition Reimbursement – Garden Park’s tuition reimbursement program strives to increase your competence in your present position and prepares you for promotion to other Garden Park positions. Full-time and part-time employees are after 1-year of employment.

Educational Reimbursement- Garden Park understands the importance of keeping up your skills and acquiring new ones.  Therefore, many educational opportunities (workshops, seminars, classes and conferences) may be paid for by Garden Park, including related travel expenses.   Pre-approval is required.

Wells Fargo Financial Services & Education Program- The Wells Fargo Financial Services and Education Program provides access to resources that can help you and your family members prepare and pay for educational advancement. These resources include college and scholarship search engines, a college planner and government loan guidance.
iStudySmart – Through HCA's partnership with, you can take college courses online at a fraction of normal college tuition.  iStudySmart is one of the nation's premier providers of online studies, offers courses covering areas such as business, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and nursing.  You are eligible to use this program to supplement a college degree program at a local college or university or to work toward an accredited online degree earned completely from your home computer.

Western Governors University- Western Governors University is the ideal choice for working adults - like you!  WGU, the nation's leading provider of online competency-based bachelor's and master's degrees, offers a special discount to HCA-affiliated employees. In recognition of HCA's ongoing support as a WGU National Advisory Board member, the university offers employees a 10% discount on its already affordable tuition rates.

Financial Knowledge Center- This website, accessed through, will help you gain the knowledge, tools, and confidence to build life-long financial stability. Video sessions of classroom training are available, as well as one-on-one sessions with a financial expert.