2016 St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Scholarships
Each year, the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation sponsors six scholarships.
Employees who have completed one full year of employment at St. Joseph
Hospital are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Sister Frances Dunn Scholarship
This scholarship provides individuals with certificates, degrees, or coursework
leading to licensure for healthcare related careers, specifically those
fields in which St. Joseph Hospital has a vested interest. Two individuals
received the Sister Frances Dunn Scholarship this year.
Vanessa Perez, RN, clinical nurse II, Orthopedic Unit, is enrolled in a RN to BSN program.
Irene Valenton, RN, clinical nurse II, an active member of the diabetic work group and CLABSI
and CAUTI prevention team on DSU, is pursuing her degree as an adult gerontology
Dominick Gentile Scholarship
This scholarship provides for the promotion of professional advancement
in health related areas for Renal Center nurses and technicians, as well
as to provide a mechanism for the retention of highly qualified staff.
Maria Solis received the Dominick Gentile, MD, Renal Center Scholarship. Maria works
at the Kidney Transplant Center and is studying to be a licensed vocational nurse.
Madeline Colette Seeds Advanced Practice RN Scholarship
This scholarship provides an avenue for the promotion of Advanced Nursing
Practice, as well as to provide a mechanism for the recruitment and retention
of highly qualified staff. This scholarship is intended to support the
advanced academic achievement of the Registered Nurse.
Priscilla Malagon-Bon, RN, received the Madeline Colette Seeds, RN, Advance Practice Nurse Scholarship.
Priscilla is a clinical nurse IV in the Oncology Unit, Chair of the Clinical
Development Council and acts as a relief charge nurse.
Larry K. Ainsworth Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship honors Larry K. Ainsworth and his 16 years of successful
management of St. Joseph Hospital. The Medical Staff Officers established
a scholarship fund to be awarded to an employee on an annual basis. This
scholarship will be awarded to individuals working towards health-care
or health-business related degrees, which will advance their current position
at St. Joseph Hospital.
Elizabeth Miller received the Larry K. Ainsworth Leadership Scholarship. Beth is a medical
staff coordinator II, and is working on a bachelor’s degree in health
Alice Paone Scholarship
This scholarship provides an avenue for the promotion of professional advancement
in nursing, as well as to provide a mechanism for the recruitment and
retention of highly qualified nursing staff. Recipients may be employees,
volunteers or their children. There is no assumed employment obligation
attached to this scholarship for non-employees. Six employees received
the Alice Paone, RN, Nursing Scholarship:
Gamiel Alamares, RN, clinical nurse II, is currently enrolled at Vanguard University pursuing
a master’s degree in nursing.
Laura Derr, RN, clinical nurse IV, Emergency Care Center, is completing her master’s
degree with a concentration in nursing education.
Kristina Gadacz, RN, clinical nurse II, Mother-Baby Unit, is pursuing her bachelor’s degree
Lalaine Natividad, RN, clinical nurse II, Mother-Baby Unit, is finishing her bachelor’s
degree in nursing.
Tiffanie Tan, RN, clinical nurse II, Mother-Baby Unit and Transitional Care Nursery, is
studying for her bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Kim Tran, RN, clinical nurse II, is working on her family nurse practitioner credential.