Eastern Health awards scholarships to staff/dependents
Eastern Health held its fourth Annual Staff Scholarship Awards ceremony Dec. 20 recognizing the continuing education efforts of employees and children of employees.
More than $30,000 in scholarships were awarded to 21 staff members and 14 dependents during the ceremony held in St. John’s.
Eastern Health $1,000 scholarships for all employees of Eastern Health recipients included - Beverly Chard, Stephanie Howlett, Bonita Jones, Anna-Marie Kean, Natasha Lowe, Angie Melendy, Deanne O’Brien, Gordon Piercey, Lyndon Pilgrim, Nora Pilgrim, Lisa Rowe and Sheila Whelan.
Eastern Health $500 scholarships for all dependents of Eastern Health
• Dependent of Staff - Carolyn Penton, Kathryn Baker, Paula Slaney, Peter Coleman, Sarah Dyke, Victoria French, Justin Hearn, Christopher Howse, Stacey Lannon, Jenna Murphy, Christina Price, Myfanwy Price.
• Support - Blanche Penton, HR Burin Peninsula and Joy Slaney, U.S. Memorial Hospital.
Health Care Foundation $2,000 scholarships for employees working in the St. John’s Hospitals - Lisa Adams, Denise Cahill, Susan Haskell, Joanne Peddle, Elsie Thistle and Kathy Watkins.
Present to award the scholarships were Louise Jones, Senior Vice-President and Chief Nursing Officer of Eastern Health and John Walsh, Eastern Health’s Board of Trustees member.
Ms. Jones expressed the authority’s desire to provide financial assistance, through these scholarships, to both staff members and dependents of our staff members to seek further training and education.
“Eastern Health places great importance on learning and continuing education, which ultimately enables us to provide better care for our patients, residents and clients.”
Eastern Health, the Health Care Foundation, the General Hospital and St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliaries, the General Hospital Sports and Social Club and the Sister Mary Fabian Hennebury Scholarship Fund sponsored the awards.
This year Eastern Health received a total of 81 applications for the scholarships. Applications can be submitted from mid-May up until the first Friday of October.
Once the applications are received they are distributed to the Scholarship Review Committee to review and rate according to specific criteria. The applicants who get the most points are awarded with a scholarship.
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing almost 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 290,000 people. The authority has an annual budget of over $1 billion.
It offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. Its geographic boundaries extend from St. John’s west to Port Blandford including all communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas.