Local residents awarded scholarships

The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center has administered scholarships to three local residents. Pauline Osher of Peru is the recipient of the Pass It Along scholarship. The grant is awarded to a CVPH employee in a hands-on patient care position seeking to further train in a health care related field of study related to CVPH Medical Center. The recipient must commit to assisting another health care professional in meeting their career goals at some time in the future. Assistance may be in the form of a monetary donation to the fund, assistance through tutoring someone, providing childcare for an individual so they may go to school or another method approved by the committee. Ms. Osher is a clinical assistant II in the Emergency Care Center and is enrolled in Clinton Community Colleges nursing program. Tiffani Wood of Plattsburgh received the Kevin J. Carroll Endowed Scholarship. It provides educational assistance for career advancement for a currently employed CVPH Medical Center staff member who seeks first level certification or licensure in a health related career. The scholarship may be used for any legitimate educational expense related to their course of study including tuition; books and supplies; tutoring; and/or babysitting to allow the recipient to attend classes. Ms. Wood works in the medical centers cardiology department as a clinical assistant and attends the CVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology. Travis Larche of West Chazy received the Pearl Hayes Douglas Scholarship, which provides educational assistance to a currently employed CVPH patient services staff member working toward the next step in their professional training. The scholarship may be used for any educational expense related to their course of study including tuition and books. Mr. Larche is an LPN in the Transitional Care Unit at CVPH and is a Clinton Community College student enrolled in the nursing program. He is the first recipient of this scholarship.

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