Decatur hospital foundation offering education aid to nurses

A new program through the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County will help nurses get professional training.

According to the foundation, the Marjorie B. and Robert H. Willer Professional Development Fund for Nursing Staff was established by the couple’s children in memory of the Willer’s commitment to Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

Marj Willer joined the Decatur County Memorial staff in 1980. She retired in 2011, after serving more than 30 years as Director of Nursing, Vice President of Patient Care, and Vice President of Compliance and Quality.

As an administrator, Marj Willer believed in the importance of continuing education. The fund will help support the nursing staff by providing funds for professional development conferences, or to bring development activities to the hospital for the nursing staff. It can also be used to help fund coursework for staff members to enhance their skills.

Photo: Bob and Marj Willer. Photo courtesy of Hospital Foundation of Decatur County.