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Partnership Produces first Graduating Class of Nurse Assistants

PHILADELPHIA — The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) and Holy Redeemer Health Care System are pleased to announce that the first class of Nurse Assistants trained at Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor in Meadowbrook is set to graduate at St. Joseph Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA. February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Holy Redeemer is the second Montgomery County healthcare facility, along with St. Mary Manor in Lansdale, to partner with the Red Cross to offer this important job training program intended to provide the community with well-trained health care workers. St. Joseph Manor, a large life care community, provides an ideal setting where nurse assistant trainees learn essential skills during a four-week intensive course approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

In the ten years prior to its establishment at St. Mary’s in Lansdale last year, the NAT program took place at SEPA’s one-of-a-kind Red Cross House at 40th and Powelton Streets in University City. This expansion to two more training sites allows us to offer a class each month to prepare students for the State Certification Exam. Graduating students have the opportunity to obtain entry-level healthcare positions upon completion, and the state exam fee is included in the $1,300 tuition cost.

This expansion of our NAT program was made possible by a $200,000 grant from the Sunoco Corporation, bringing their total support of the Red Cross to $400,000 for the year.

For more information or to register, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

About the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania:

The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross is not a government agency. All Red Cross assistance is free of charge. Financial contributions are always welcomed and needed and can be made by going to