AllianceHealth Ponca City recognized for partnership in training

Ponca City Now - April 17, 2019 11:42 am

Pictured from left are Skye McNiel, OKACTE Executive Director; Sen. Bill Coleman; Rep. Ken Luttrell; Kahle Goff, PTC Executive Director of Full-Time Programs; Molly Kyler, PTC Executive Director of Business and Industry Services; Chris Mendoza, CEO; Stacy Froese, HR Director AllianceHealth; Jeanne Stara, CNO AllianceHealth and Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO of Pioneer Tech.

The Oklahoma Association for Technology Centers recognized top industry partners for training and employing thousands of Oklahoma workers through CareerTech programs at the annual Partners for Progress awards ceremony this last month.

Pioneer Technology Center selected AllianceHealth Ponca City for their critical partnership in assisting with training future nurses and health care providers.

State Secretary for Commerce Sean Kouplen, who was on hand to congratulate award recipients said, “Partners for Progress represents a powerful alliance between CareerTech and employers to train Oklahomans and put them to work in quality jobs.  Last year alone, almost 7,000 organizations took advantage of CareerTech training resulting in more than 350,000 enrollments statewide.  That is a powerful step toward building a Top 10 state with skilled workers.”

Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO of Pioneer Tech said, “Alliance Health is a valuable partner and clinical site for our students. They are instrumental in providing learning and practical experiences for our many health career fields of study at Pioneer Tech, and we are thankful for this industry partnership.”

AllianceHealth Ponca City is a community healthcare provider: a 140-bed facility with complete inpatient and outpatient care. They believe in the power of people to create great care. With more than 40 healthcare professionals strong, they are a Joint Commission accredited facility.

For more information about Pioneer Tech’s programs and services, call 580-762-8336 or visit their website at


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