Huntington Hospital’s vision – to be the leader in creating community well-being through world-class health care delivered with kindness and dignity – is brought to life by an outstanding team of nursing professionals, clinical staff and dedicated employees, alongside our physician partners. With the help of philanthropic donations, the hospital supports ongoing education for our workforce. Recently, Huntington Hospital celebrated twenty scholarship recipients who were selected because of the excellence, integrity, compassion, and collaboration they demonstrate through the exceptional care they provide patients every day.
“These scholarships were made possible by a generous donation from Julie and Tom Condon, part of a five-year commitment to support nursing education and professional development,” said Jane Haderlein, senior vice president, philanthropy & public relations, Huntington Hospital. “Academic advancement has always been very important at our hospital, and with these scholarships, we can support many more nurses as they strive to advance their clinical knowledge and continually raise the bar in patient care.”
The 2017 Condon Family Nursing Scholarships were awarded to: Kelli Castillo, Lulu Castro, Ernestina Chua, Sandra Flores, Julia Grinblat, Monique Halabi, Andreina Hernandez, Ernani Kashem, Terri Kolbach, Karen Luu, Lazar Michaels, Perla Pena, Shwe Phyo, Robert Ryken, Kaoru Sakiyama, Monica Shima, Amy Stadeli, Eric Tom, Eva Torres and Kathy Vardoulis.
Thanks to generous philanthropic support, an additional thirteen employees were awarded annual scholarships from various community members and organizations, further supporting Huntington Hospitalhealthcare professionals in their ongoing education, training and career development.
Huntington Hospitalnursing scholarships are one key piece of a multi-part strategy included in the Nursing Strategic Plan, Magnet requirements and the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) directive to achieve a workforce of baccalaureate prepared registered nurses at 80% or higher by 2020.