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JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AWARDS $11,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

 

JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AWARDS $11,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Medical Staff and Jewel Epstein programs benefit 11 recipients

 

(STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – June 22, 2016)   Johnson Memorial Hospital, a Trinity Health - New England provider, awarded 11 scholarships to students to help them pursue higher education.

Nine of the scholarships were provided by the hospital’s Medical Staff Scholarship Program and two received the Jewel Epstein Scholarship award.

Hadrian Bentley, a 2016 graduate of Enfield High School, and Kristina Bedard, a 2016 graduate of Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, received $1,000 Jewel Epstein Scholarships. The award is presented to a student from each of the high schools who plan to pursue further education in nursing or an affiliated health care field. It is named for Jewel Epstein who left a bequest to Home & Community Health Services in 1952.

“Hadrian and Kristina are to be commended for their outstanding academic achievement, “ said David Mol, executive director of Home & Community Health Services, a JMH affiliate, in presenting the Jewel Epstein Scholarships. “We are grateful to the late Jewel Epstein for his ongoing gift that lives on, now in its 64th year.”

Scholarships from the medical staff are awarded to graduating seniors from towns surrounding the hospital as well to an applicant who is either a teen volunteer or the child of a hospital employee. A previous recipient is also presented with an additional award. Employees who are pursuing higher education or continuing their education are also eligible for the award.

Natalie Cyr of Stafford, Allison Gorman of Ellington, Rebecca Haluch of Enfield, Emily Pruden of Somers, and Victoria Richardson of Tolland, each received $1,000 scholarships from the Medical Staff Scholarship Program.

Soobyung Park a volunteer at the hospital majoring in medicine; Joshua D’Orazio, son of an employee, pursing a degree in mechanical engineering; Samia Hussein a prior recipient, obtaining a master’s degree in Public Health; and Jennifer Biedrzycki, an employee pursuing dual masters’ degrees, also received $1,000 medical staff scholarships.

“Each of these recipients is very well accomplished,” said Jeffrey Thompsen, M.D., president of the JMMC medical staff. “These students have earned remarkable academic achievements as well as significant community participation and life experiences to help influence their future plans.”

Pictured L-R: Jessica Desrosiers, H&CHS Executive Assistant; Barbara McIlrath, Nursing Supervisor; Jan Luksha, Hospice RN; Hadrian Bentley, Enfield High School recipient; Elizabeth Harrison, Information Management; David Mol, Executive Director; Raymond Fricano, Volunteer Coordinator; Kristina Bedard, Enrico Fermi High School recipient; Elaine Balicki, Intake RN; Layne Wiley, Scheduler; Cynthia Maznicik, Wound Care Nurse; and Audra Lauf, Clinical Liaison.
Pictured L-R: Mr. Stuart Rosenberg, JMH President; Jennifer Biedrzycki, JMH Patient Care Management; Samia Hussein; Joshua D'Orazio; Emily Pruden; Allison Gorman; Natalie Cyr; Victoria Richardson; Soobyung Park; Rebecca Haluch; Dr. Jeffrey Thompsen, Medical Staff President

 

About Johnson Memorial Hospital

Johnson Memorial Hospital, Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services provide a continuum of health care services to those living and working in north central Connecticut and western Massachusetts. In 2016, Johnson Memorial Hospital became part of Trinity Health - New England, an integrated health care delivery system that is a member of Trinity Health, Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. The 92-bed hospital has been an anchor institution in north central Connecticut for 104 years.

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