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Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation awards $30,000 in scholarships


September 5, 2019

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Representatives of Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation and Leadership with the 2019 scholarship recipients (left to right): Jillian Troxel , Pat Yanke (Foundation Treasurer), Lisa Pickerts, Julie Gorman, Kelsey Gilbertson, Denise Cole-Ouzounian (Vice President, Patient Services) , Ashley Lemmer, Cari Coker-Fritsch, Jennell Caygill, Chelsey Pulvermacher, Sarah Lee, Jennifer Meyer, Melodie Sliter, Payton Liegel, Mandie Busser (chair of the Nursing Council), Todd Wuerger (Foundation Executive Director). Not pictured: Tanya Wildman, Jessica Griffin, Emilene Rudarmel, Kathleen Greenwood, Paige Ederer.

Every year, Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation provides scholarships for employee nurses who are pursuing additional education. This year, the program was expanded to award scholarships to non-nursing professionals. The Foundation presented a total of $30,000 to team members at a ceremony held Thursday, Aug. 22.

The nursing scholarships began several years ago when Sauk Prairie Healthcare set goals based on the National Nursing 2020 Initiative to increase the percentage of staff with bachelor of nursing degrees. The hospital's Nursing Council came to the Foundation and asked for help in f...

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