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Health care scholarships awarded

Published on -7/15/2012, 12:33 PM

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The Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has announced the successful completion of the 11th annual Health Care Scholarship Program. KHERF partnered with the Kansas Hospital Human Resources Association, Kansas Association of Health Care Executives and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care to provide 30 scholarships totaling $18,600. Twenty-five honorable mentions also were named to serve as alternates.

KHERF received 179 applications from 128 individuals. Each application was considered by KHERF's Scholarship Review Committee according to established criterion. This year's scholarships were awarded in the following categories: administration, faculty, health information technology, human resources, master/doctorate, nursing and other health care.

The following local individuals have been awarded a scholarship to assist in pursuing excellence in their health care career:

Vicki Coates, medical coding certification, HIT Category, Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis.

Jennifer Gensil, associate degree in health information technology, HIT Category, Citizens Medical Center, Colby.

Jamie Richards, master in health care administration, KAHCE Category, Hays Medical Center, Hays.

The following individual was chosen as an honorable mention awardee:

Anthony Sherrill, master of science in nursing - family nurse practitioner, HIT Category, Fort Hays State University.

Established in 1969 by the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation administers projects addressing critical needs in the areas of health care workforce, rural health, emergency preparedness and health professional education. Through these programs, KHERF has leveraged more than $20 million in grants and other funding for community hospitals in Kansas. For projects and initiatives, KHERF serves in a leadership role, is a partner in developing projects or simply serves as an administrator for grants and sub-contracts that are consistent with KHERF's vision and values.

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