On August 30th, the Foundation held its annual scholarship breakfast and awarded six recipients.
The Mary Ella Ruff Scholarship started in honor of one of Self Regional Healthcare’s finest and most beloved nurses, Mary Ella Ruff. Mary Ella started at the old Greenwood Hospital in March 1947 and made her transition to the new building when it opened in 1951. Miss Ruff retired in 1975 after working for Self Regional for 35 years.
The Foundation has a Mary Ella Ruff Scholarship Committee consisting of: Dr. Travis Stevenson, Anne Magruder, Dr. John Eichelberger, Ellen Rhodes, and Faye Reighley.
The Committee awarded $1,000 scholarships to Laila Jones, LeeAnna Fingerlin, Erin Allen, Madison Teague, and Brennley Furness.
The Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship is in memory of Charlotte, a young and much loved ICU nurse who was taken from us in 2005.
The Foundation has a Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Scholarship Committee consisting of: Kaye Brock, Retired Director of Nursing, Jackie Thornton, Retired Director of ICU/CCU, and John Paguntalan, Nurse Practitioner.
The Committee awarded $1,000 scholarships to Laila Jones, LeeAnna Fingerlin, and Autumn Hill.