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.