The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences will hold its graduation ceremony this Friday, July 24, at 7 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, West Reading. Students from Clinical Pastoral Education, Nursing, Paramedic, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technology Programs will graduate. More than 180 students will graduate as the School holds it first fully combined graduation ceremony.
Hospital President & CEO Scott R. Wolfe will join Donna Weber, Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, and the School’s acting Dean, for the distribution of diplomas.
David L. George, MD, Director of the Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, will deliver the keynote address.
This year’s class received the following honors:
BETH MILLER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT CARE to a graduating student who demonstrates excellence in patient care – Monica Laffey
WRRA AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY PROFESSIONALISM to a graduating student who consistently exhibits an exemplary level of professionalism when interacting with patients and colleagues – Rebecca Heisey
FRANCES GILLS AWARD to a member of the graduating class for clinical excellence – Alyssa Shakespeare
CALVIN B. RENTSCHLER AWARD to a member of the graduating class for proficiency in the care of surgical patients in the operating room – Dawn Fretz
GEORGE W. KEHL MEMORIAL FUND AWARD to a member of the graduating class for excellence in nursing and bedside care during the student’s entire attendance in the Nursing Program – John Massey
EDWIN B. RENTSCHLER AWARD to a member of the graduating class for excellence in the care of medical patients – Stacey Oberhauser
JULIA PEPPER RENTSCHLER AWARD to a member of the graduating class for excellence in the care of anesthetized patients – Beth Stover
MARIE HIDELL PRIZE to a member of the graduating class who has displayed unusual ability and interest in the field of obstetrics – Morgan Boyer
DOROTHY E. VAN SAUN MEMORIAL AWARD to a member of the graduating class for excellence in neurosurgical nursing – Nicole Gauker
JOHN BAIN JANNEY, SR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP to a member of the graduating class who shows the greatest proficiency with cardiac patients – Jennifer Capone
LYNDA PORTER SCHOLARSHIP to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the optimum of compassion for the oncologic and chronically ill patients while providing effective nursing care – Wendy Clayton
APRIL KISHLO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP to a member of the graduating class who has excelled in nursing practice – Tammy Mengel
STUDENT GOVERNMENT AWARD to a member of the graduating class who has contributed the most to the Student Government and recreational activities – Shelley Zell
STUDENT GOVERNMENT SERVICE TO SCHOOL AWARD for a member of the graduating class who demonstrates exceptional service and dedication to The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Helen Veet
BETH LYNN NEGLEY MANWEILER AWARD to a senior who has consistently demonstrated compassionate nursing care – Angela Nunziata and Rosemilaine Warner
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF NURSING/THE READING HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP to a member of the graduating class who has been accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Kutztown University – Joanne Taylor
THE READING HOSPITAL STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION AWARD to a member of the graduating class who has shown commitment to the organization, leadership, service and professionalism growth through involvement in the organization – Racine Raymond
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences opened in January, 2008 to train the community’s healthcare professionals of the future. At any given time, 450-500 students are enrolled in the School’s five programs.