August 1, 2023

Purdue Global to offer educational opportunities with tuition incentives to Iowa’s Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A partnership with Purdue Global will offer first-rate educational opportunities with tuition incentives to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics (Red Oak, Iowa) staff and their family members.

“Purdue Global is committed to helping our health care partners like Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics encourage educational and professional growth in their staff,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing. “We know the importance of online college programs for staff and family members, and we are committed to offering excellent academic education to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics – an excellent health care setting for southwestern Iowa.”

Additional Information

The Purdue Global School of Nursing offers an associate degree program, RN-BSN, six Master of Science in Nursing specialties, and Doctor of Nursing programs. Additional Purdue Global offerings include business, criminal justice, human services and psychology, among others. The partnership does not include Concord Law School, aviation or ExcelTrack programs.

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults.

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics staff and immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, children, siblings and parents) will receive 20% tuition incentive for undergraduate programs, 14% tuition incentive for graduate programs and 10% tuition incentive for doctoral programs.

“Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics is very pleased to begin the partnership with Purdue Global,” said Ruth Aughe, the hospital’s clinical education manager. “We are working to improve upon our educational opportunities for all departments within the facility, and this will definitely assist us on that endeavor.”

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit

About Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
MCMH + Clinics is a county-owned full-service medical campus located in Red Oak, Iowa, with Rural Health Clinics in Malvern, Iowa & Villisca, Iowa. The Red Oak location consists of a 25-bed critical access hospital with inpatient and emergency services, several Rural Health Clinics and an Outpatient Specialty Clinic. MCMH + Clinics offers cutting-edge medical technology and an excellent primary care staff supported by over 150 providers across 30 different medical specialties. For over one hundred years MCMH + Clinics has been committed to caring for families in our county and the surrounding Southwest Iowa area. With providers ready to treat patients of all ages, inpatient and outpatient services, and many preventative health programs, we are dedicated to keeping you healthy and keeping you close to home. 

Writer/Media contact: Matthew Oates, 765-496-6160,; @mo_oates

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital media contact: Jamie Werges,

Sources: Melissa Burdi, Ruth Aughe

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