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Health

Edward Foundation awards $40,000 in nursing scholarships

Back, from left: Brett Skeen, executive director, Edward Foundation; Bill Kottman, president and CEO, Edward Hospital; Ashley Walsh, registered nurse; Kimberly Humiston, registered nurse; Laura Badur, registered nurse; Trisha Walker, registered nurse; Marie Spitzer, registered nurse; Bob Beyer, chair, Edward Foundation board of trustees and Michelle dela Pena, registered nurse. Front, from left: Amy Kubly, registered nurse and Samantha Gloodt, patient care technician. Not pictured: Marina Marmolejo, patient care techician; Huyen Rago, registered nurse; Lisa Thiltgen, registered nurse and Christine Yaeger, registered nurse.
Back, from left: Brett Skeen, executive director, Edward Foundation; Bill Kottman, president and CEO, Edward Hospital; Ashley Walsh, registered nurse; Kimberly Humiston, registered nurse; Laura Badur, registered nurse; Trisha Walker, registered nurse; Marie Spitzer, registered nurse; Bob Beyer, chair, Edward Foundation board of trustees and Michelle dela Pena, registered nurse. Front, from left: Amy Kubly, registered nurse and Samantha Gloodt, patient care technician. Not pictured: Marina Marmolejo, patient care techician; Huyen Rago, registered nurse; Lisa Thiltgen, registered nurse and Christine Yaeger, registered nurse.

The Edward Foundation has awarded $40,000 in nursing scholarships to 12 Edward Hospital employees who are pursuing a degree or advanced degree in nursing. The employees were recognized at a luncheon on Dec. 5 at Edward Hospital.

The Foundation awarded $10,000 Peter Veit Scholarships to Marie Spitzer of Woodridge, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit and Christine Yaeger ofPlainfield, a registered nurse and clinical nurse educator.

Veit, who passed away in 2014 at age 86, created the scholarship fund in his name with a $120,000 gift to the Foundation following the care he received from the Edward nursing staff.

A $2,000 Agnes A. Book Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Samantha Gloodt of Joliet, a patient care technician and certified respiratory therapist.

The annual scholarship comes from a fund established by the Book family in memory of their mother, who was a nurse at Edward for more than 20 years.

The Foundation awarded $2,000 nursing scholarships to nine Edward employees:

Laura Badur, registered nurse, Cardiac Telemetry Unit (CTU) 8, Naperville; Kimberly Humiston, registered nurse andclinical nurse educator, Woodridge; Amy Kubly, registered nurse, CTU 2, Plainfield; Marina Marmolejo, patient care technician, medical oncology, Plainfield; Michelle dela Pena, registered nurse, cardiographics, Montgomery; Huyen Rago, registered nurse, CTU 7, Wheaton;Lisa Thiltgen, registered nurse, emergency department, Oswego; Trisha Walker, registered nurse, CTU 3, Lockport; Ashley Walsh, registered nurse, pediatrics/pediatric ICU, Aurora

To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.

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