LACONIA, NH – The LRGH Auxiliary scholarship committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 LRGH Auxiliary scholarships. The annual scholarships are to support continuing education, training, skill development, and career advancement for immediate family members of LRGHealthcare employees and volunteers, who are pursuing a degree or certification in an accredited/licensed program (related to the medical profession).
The LRGH Auxiliary has awarded over $230,000 in scholarship aid to healthcare students in our community since 2000. Scholarship funding is the direct result of the hundreds of hours worked by volunteers annually at the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop to raise the necessary funding.
This year’s recipients are:
· Anne Dionne
of Laconia is a third year student at the University of Rhode Island. Anne plans to receive her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Anne worked as a volunteer in the LRGH Pharmacy during the past year’s winter break.
· Jennifer McGonagle
of Gilford is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Nursing degree at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, with the intention of continuing for a Master Degree. A full- time school nurse at Gilford Elementary School, Jennifer also works at LRGH Family BirthPlace teaching childbirth classes, and as a CPR/First Aid Instructor.
· Molly Ryan
of Laconia is an Emergency Room nurse and pursuing her Master’s Degree in nursing at MCPHS University. Her goal is to provide care in underserved communities, and to reduce existing health disparities that exist for primary care, namely in diabetes prevention and management.
· Seth Butler
is a 2016 graduate of Colby College in Maine, and has worked at LRGHealthcare as an Emergency Room Technician since May 2016. Seth’s acceptance into the University of New England’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, class of 2021, will begin his medical training in August.
· Zoe Kaplan
of Franklin is a recent graduate of Franklin High School who will be attending the University of New Hampshire to pursue a degree in nursing. Her long- term professional goal is to work in an Emergency Department.
Photo Caption -Standing L-R- Nancy Paterno, President of LRGH Auxiliary, Bob Dalton, Scholarship Committee, Nancy Morrill, Scholarship Committee, Colleen Hartigan, Scholarship Committee, Chairman. Seated Anne Dionne, Scholarship recipient.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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