Published on May 13, 2016

Genesis Awards $118,000 in Nursing Scholarships

The Genesis Health Services Foundation recently awarded $118,000 in scholarships at the annual nursing recognition event.

Five St. Ambrose University students working baccalaureate degrees in nursing received $10,000 scholarships. The five are Sydney Bender, a sophomore from Bettendorf; Alexandria Finn, a junior from Davenport; Tori Matzen, a junior from Orion, Ill.; Michaela Meyer, a junior from Muscatine; and Nolan Muhl, a sophomore from DeWitt, Iowa.

Genesis employees receiving $2,500 scholarships toward completion of their BSN degrees are Lindsey Burken, VNA/Hospice; Brian Campbell, emergency department, GMC, Davenport; Bobbie Derrick, intensive care, GMC, Davenport; Aaron Hartzler, surgical, GMC, Silvis; Kimberly Higby, Center for Weight Management, GMC, Davenport; Kelly Hornick, BirthCenter, GMC, Silvis; Michelle Martin, NICU, GMC, Davenport; Danielle Shima, surgical specialty, GMC, Davenport; and, Abigail Streitmatter, emergency department, GMC, Davenport.

Genesis nurses awarded MSN degree completion scholarships of $2,500 or $4,000 were Amy Anderson, cardiac stepdown unit, GMC, Davenport; Jennifer Brooks, patient care services, GMC, Silvis; Laura Carson, emergency department, GMC, Silvis; Ellen Davis, Wound Institute, GMC, Davenport; Jenna Lenz, surgical, GMC, Silvis; Angela Mecham-Ainsworth, emergency department, GMC, Davenport; Joel Moore, Cancer Care Institute, GMC, Davenport; Jessica Mueller, patient services, GMC, Davenport; Kim Nimrick, BirthCenter, GMC, Davenport; Jodi Ott, emergency, GMC, Davenport; and, Sherri Ulfig, administration, GMC, Silvis.

 “We’re very proud of all of our nurses who are continuing their educations for the benefit of the patients we serve,’’ said Jackie Anhalt, MS, MSN, RN-BC, chief  nursing executive, Genesis Health System.  “Studies have determined that patient care is safer and the outcomes are improved when nurses have the critical thinking skills gained from their continuing nursing education.’’

Genesis nursing scholarships are supported by the annual Genesis Foundation Pro-Am Challenge, as well as generous donations from employees, community members and local organizations.

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