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Gannett Healthcare Group acquired by OnCourse Learning

Waukesha, WI - December 29, 2014 – OnCourse Learning (OCL) today announced the purchase of Gannett Healthcare Group (GHG) from Gannett Co., Inc. GHG is a leading provider of continuing education, certification test preparation, online recruitment, digital media, publications and related services for nurses and other healthcare professionals in the United States. GHG consists of market leading brands like, CE Direct and GHG will become a new business unit within the OnCourse Learning portfolio known as OnCourse Healthcare Group, along with OnCourse Financial Services and OnCourse Real Estate Groups.

“The acquisition of GHG serves as a significant step in building OnCourse Learning’s footprint as a leading provider of professional training, education and certification solutions in regulated markets. I look forward to leveraging our market leading learning management and compliance platform Symphony™ to provide healthcare professionals with the educational content necessary to enhance their current position, obtain advancement or enter a new career.” said Patrick Sheahan, President & Chief Executive Officer of OnCourse Learning.

“We are very excited to partner with OnCourse Learning and leverage the marketing, technology and content development resources of a larger organization to better serve our customers and accelerate growth within our healthcare markets.” said Melyni Serpa President & Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Healthcare Group. “Our longstanding commitment to our customers and the healthcare audiences we serve remains intact. Our customers will continue to enjoy the same high level of partnership, products and services that they have come to expect from GHG.”

OnCourse Learning is a CIP Capital portfolio company.

Same great content under a new name

We have some exciting news to share! On May 1, 2014, Gannett Healthcare Group formally changed the name of its continuing education provider unit, Gannett Education, to

 The rebranding effort reflects Gannett Healthcare Group’s commitment to providing quality continuing education for healthcare professionals.

“Continuing education is, and always has been, at the core of what we do. When we acquired the URL, we immediately knew it would be the brand that would most clearly define our educational offerings. The course ‘engine’ residing at powers all the CE offered on our array of profession-specific sites, including,, and, as well as our corporate education site, CE Direct. This gives us one, unified brand linking together all that we do.”

- Ken Ramirez, executive vice president of education sales, marketing and operations at Gannett Healthcare Group features original, unbiased and accredited courses on a broad range of topics designed to help advance more than a dozen health professions. Backed by more than 30 years of experience, our content is the trusted source of continuing education for millions of professionals every year. Our top priority is to help healthcare professionals grow, develop and never stop learning.

Doctors, do you know your CME requirements? Knowing them is important as lifelong learning helps you stay on top of trends, fulfill professional requirements, and refresh your knowledge of topics.’s highly credentialed interdisciplinary team takes great pride in producing the highest quality, unbiased, accredited content available. Browse our Medicine & Surgery catalog of 220+ online CE courses in areas such as state-mandated CE, patient safety, end-of-life issues, new regulations, obesity, cancer, cultural competence, and more.

The infographic below summarizes the continuing medical education requirements for physicians and provides answers to common questions from We hope you share this link with your colleagues — especially new physicians that may still be learning what’s required to maintain their license.

Get detailed CME state requirements here.


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