North Hawai‘i Community Hospital Offers Multiple Scholarships to North Hawai‘i Residents

North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) would like to encourage residents of North Hawai‘i to apply for three scholarship opportunities. The three scholarships include the Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship, the NHCH Medical Staff Scholarship and the Hawai‘i Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA) Scholarship.

The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers one $2,000 award to a resident of North Hawai‘i who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland. Private donors along with the Medical Staff at NHCH fund this scholarship in memory of Peggy Dineen-Orsini, who was a Registered Nurse at North Hawaii Community Hospital for eight years(1996 to 2004). Peggy had a caring and appreciative essence for all life offered. Her compassion for her patients, colleagues and friends made her a joy to know and be around. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage residents to become productive members of our community through higher education.

The second scholarship is funded solely by the NHCH Medical Staff and offers two $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland.

The third and final scholarship is funded by Hawai’i Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), the independent, physician-owned group of board-certified physicians who provide staffing in NHCH’s Emergency Department. HEPA is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating North Hawai‘i high school students. For this scholarship, students are asked to write a personal letter describing their future plans and goals and to explain why their financial need is compelling.

All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee of each sponsoring organization based on the criteria and requirements outlined in the scholarship application, which can be found online at www.NHCH.com. An important consideration in the selection process is financial need. Completed applications and all required documents must be received on or postmarked by the final filing date of Friday, May 11, 2012. Please mail completed applications and required documents to North Hawaii Community Hospital, Attention: Human Resources, 67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743. For more information, contact Human Resources at North Hawaii Community Hospital at (808) 881-4410.

NHCH Background: North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) is a rural 29-bed acute care hospital located in Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Non-profit, community owned and locally governed, the hospital opened in May 1996 and cares for Big Island residents and visitors. NHCH offers an extensive set of hospital services that are centered on patient needs, creating a healing experience for the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

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