Health First Foundation Provides 41 Nurses With Scholarships
Melbourne, FL The Health First Foundation recently awarded 41 Health First nurses with scholarships to help them continue their educational endeavors. At a luncheon held at Suntree County Club on Friday, June 17, scholarship certificates were presented and many of the recipients met members of the Health First Foundation Board who made their hopes of furthering their education possible.
The Health First Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee received 93 applications and awarded 41 scholarships, helping 27 Health First nurses to return to school for their Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 14 who will be working toward their Master of Science in Nursing.
"The nurse scholarship initiative is a perfect example of how gifts to the Foundation can make a positive impact on local healthcare," said Jeanene Donilon, Director of the Health First Foundation. "We believe our investment in nurses will prove beneficial for our patients, Health First and the Brevard community."
The needs in healthcare continue to grow at a fast pace and Health First is looking to expand its team of exceptional nurses. Health First is able to offer new nurses incentives such as furthering educational opportunities, possible signing bonuses and a competitive benefits package.
Pictured L-R (Director of Health First Foundation, Jeanene Donilon, Foundation Board Chairman, Bill Troner, Health First Chief Nursing Officer, Connie Bradley and Health First Chief Human Resources Officer, Paula Just present check for Health First Nurses in the amount $102,500.)
The names of the nursing scholarship recipients are as follows:
Health First's Cape Canaveral Hospital
Health First, Corporate Support Services
Health First Home Care
Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center
Health First's Palm Bay Hospital
Health First's Viera Hospital
For those interested in giving to the nursing scholarship program, call Jeanene Donilon at the Health First Foundation at 321.434.7386. For those interested in a career in Health First nursing, please visit health-first.org/careers.
About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County's not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2015, Health First provided more than $129 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we're giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org.