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Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Awards Scholarships to Students & Employees

Date: 08.29.2012
Contact: Erica Rosenthal Phone: (330) 375-3052

WADSWORTH, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2012 – Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital recently selected nine area students to receive scholarships who are planning to pursue a nursing or healthcare career, as well as six hospital employees for continuing education.

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital has offered scholarships to students to advance their education in a healthcare-related field since 1998. To date, the hospital has provided scholarships to 156 students from the Wadsworth area totaling $156,000. This year’s recipients of the Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Scholarship each received a $1,000 toward their education.

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital also provides almost $20,000 in scholarships each year to employees, members of the medical staff as well as allied staff for continuing education. These funds are provided by the Rachel S. MacKenzie Scholarship Fund, established in 2001 by a former patient who wanted to make a lasting tribute to the hospital.

  Pictured from left to right, this year’s recipients of the Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Scholarship are Keegan Conry of Lodi, Ashley Smith of Wadsworth, Kiersten Stoller of Sterling, Jenna Gallagher of Wadsworth, Kristin Havens of Wadsworth, Brett Slabaugh of Wadsworth and Joan Cervino of Wadsworth. (Not pictured: Anne Druesedow of Sharon Center and Scott Edington of Doylestown.)

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  Pictured from left to right, this year’s recipients of the Rachel S. MacKenzie Scholarship Fund scholarship are Steve Holbrook, Associate Unit Manager; Samantha Stephens, Licensed Practical Nurse; Meghan Whalen, Senior Clinical Systems Analyst; and Eric Norman, Radiologic Technician. (Not pictured: Tammy Cox, Administrative Secretary, and Lisa Smith, Licensed Practical Nurse.)

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