KeyBank Helps Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts in Rochester with $100,000 Investment in Nursing Workforce Development Program

Mar 3, 2022 10:00 AM ET

KeyBank is investing $100,000 in Rochester Regional Health (RRH) to support its Nursing Workforce Development Program. This investment is part of KeyBank’s $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan designed to help communities reach social, economic, and racial equity.

The funding from KeyBank is part of the bank’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the communities it serves. It will be used to provide financial assistance to students at the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing with Rochester Regional Health’s College of Health Careers to further their education and achieve their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) degrees. The College of Health Careers provides flexible schedules, daycare assistance, and other benefits to eliminate barriers for students and create a pathway to further their medical careers with the RRH system.

“For decades, Rochester Regional Health’s workforce has provided our community with compassionate healing solutions that matter, and nurses have always been at the forefront of their commitment to our region,” said Phil Muscato, KeyBank Rochester Marker President and Commercial Sales Leader. “All of us at KeyBank are honored to support these valued caregivers at RRH and provide them with the opportunity to continue learning, growing and supporting our community with best in-class healthcare.”

Since 2000, KeyBank has invested more than $700,000 in Rochester Regional Health. This includes the bank’s largest-ever gift in Rochester, a $450,000 grant in 2018 to establish the KeyBank Nursing Scholarship to support Rochester Regional Health employees who want to pursue careers in nursing. Since 2018, 38 individuals have participated in the KeyBank Nursing Scholars Program. Almost 60% are still employed with RRH.

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