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Luz Reyes-Martin, Director of Communications
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Healthcare Professionals Receive Job Training, Recognition, from SBCC

Local healthcare employees are strengthening their job skills thanks to their completion of a series of work-based training classes offered by Santa Barbara City College’s Health Professionals Institute (HPI), a program offered through the college’s Career Skills Institute (CSI). Certificates of recognition were awarded on December 14 to thirty-four healthcare professionals, all of whom completed the work skills courses while also working full or part time jobs.

Each year the HPI Advisory Board consisting of leaders of local health care organizations select CSI courses that will be offered for the following year. Recent courses offered to employees of Cottage Health System and Sansum Clinic focused on communication in the workplace, supervisory skills and resolving differences at work.

The recognition certificates were presented by a leadership team from SBCC including Dr. Anthony E. Beebe, President/Superintendent; Dr. Paul Jarrell, Executive Vice President; and Melissa Moreno, Dean of Educational Programs; along with leaders from the employee’s organization. Representing Cottage Health System were Herb Geary, Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Arie Dejong, Vice President of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Therapy Services and Bill Worthington, Vice President, Security and Chief Information Officer. Susan Kennedy, Vice President of Human Resources, represented Sansum Clinic.

“SBCC is proud to play an important role in strengthening our local healthcare industry by offering courses designed to enhance employees’ professional development and improve their on-the-job performance. We are fortunate to offer some of our faculty’s finest as HPI instructors and believe we’re making a difference in the local community through this program.” said Dean Melissa Moreno.

To learn more about this and other programs offered by the Career Skills Institute, please call (805) 683-8282 or email



Health prof awardees December '16 ceremony

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Local healthcare professionals received certificates of recognition for completing a series of work skills courses at SBCC’s Health Professionals Institute (HPI), a division of the SBCC Career Skills Institute. They are pictured here with administrators from SBCC, Cottage Health System and Sansum Clinic.  









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