East­ern Health awards schol­ar­ships to staff/de­pen­dents

The Southern Gazette - - SPORTS -

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.

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