White Salmon, Wash. – The Skyline Foundation recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four applicants – each pursuing their dream of making a difference in health care. This year’s recipients of the Wayne M. Henkle, M.D. Scholarship are Kaylee Cooper and Ben Zimmerman both from White Salmon, Wash. The recipients of the Brown Nursing Scholarship are Jessica Short from Hood River, Ore., and Ruby Chavez from The Dalles, Ore.
Cooper is a 2018 graduate of Columbia High School and plans on attending Central Washington University to pursue a career in nursing. Cooper was awarded $1,500. Zimmerman, a Skyline Hospital nurse is taking perioperative courses at Mt. Hood Community College to acquire the skills needed to be a surgical nurse. Zimmerman was awarded $1,500.
Short is employed at Skyline Hospital as a certified nursing aid and will be attending Sumner College to finish nursing school. Her goal is to work as a nurse in Skyline’s Emergency Department. Short was awarded $1,500. Chavez works as a nurse at Skyline and recently received her wound care certification from the University of Washington. She implemented and maintains a Wound Care Program at Skyline. Chavez was awarded $1,500.
The Wayne M. Henkle, M.D., Scholarship was established in memory of a longtime and much-loved community physician. The Brown Nursing Scholarship was established in 2014 through a generous donation from Ted and Sylvia Brown. Funds are distributed annually and recipients must be dedicated to returning to this area to work or volunteer in health care for at least one year.
To learn more visit www.skylinefoundation.org, or contact the foundation at 509-637-2602 or email@example.com.
The Skyline Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to improving health care in Klickitat and Skamania counties by promoting financial support to Skyline Hospital and supporting events to improve community health programs and hospital services for the area.