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Twice a 12 months, Neighborhood Memorial Hospital (CMH) Auxiliary awards hospital staff with a $500 scholarship towards furthering their training by means of the Tree of Love – Elizabeth T. Moseley Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship is funded by group donations made to the “Tree of Love” in reminiscence of, in honor of or as a army salute to a cherished one. Recipients should meet sure standards, like being employed by VCU Well being CMH for no less than a 12 months, offering a letter of advice from their division director, sustaining a 3.zero GPA or higher and writing a 100-word essay on how the scholarship would improve their lives. The diploma or certification pursued should improve the worker’s capabilities ready on the hospital.
This 12 months, the Auxiliary was capable of award 4 winners on account of not having any final 12 months through the pandemic. Winners are: Tyanna Jones of Brodnax; Tamara Starke of Emporia; Angie Tanner of La Crosse and Jennifer Weston of South Hill.
Jones is a affected person entry consultant pursuing a bachelor of science in well being service administration from Outdated Dominion College. She stated in her essay, “My objective is to work in public well being concentrating on maternal and toddler well being. With this scholarship and the need-based grants I’ve been awarded, I can full my training and proceed to unravel issues and improve well being care inside my group.”
Starke is an authorized pharmacy tech incomes her affiliate diploma in nursing from Southside Virginia Neighborhood Faculty. She plans to go all through to a grasp’s diploma. She stated, “This scholarship provides me the chance to not solely fulfill my goals however hopefully hold the group wholesome. I recognize the chance to perform this objective and make it my obligation to at all times advocate for the sufferers in my group.”
Tanner is a scientific high quality analyst acquiring her bachelor’s diploma in enterprise with a focus in well being care administration from Capella College, Inc. A 20-year veteran of VCU Well being CMH, she has held off on her personal training to place her two daughters by means of college, and now it’s her flip. She defined, “Being the recipient of this scholarship would improve my life by easing among the monetary burden positioned on my household for this large alternative to be taught, develop and enrich my future.”
Weston is a cardiac monitor tech additionally getting her affiliate diploma in nursing from Southside Virginia Neighborhood Faculty. On the age of 20, she had a kidney transplant. “I didn’t know something concerning the medical discipline, however I received uncovered to all forms of well being care professionals and determined that’s the place I wished to be,” Jennifer defined. “I labored as a pharmacy tech for 15 years and determined to change to the broader discipline of nursing, the place I can transfer up and select my very own specializations.”
VCU Well being CMH is happy with its staff who’re pursuing extra training to profit their profession path and enhance affected person care.