Twenty Students Selected as Sanford Health Network Health Career Scholarship Recipients

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to help support their education in the health care career of their choice.

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Twenty students have been selected as recipients of the Sanford Health Network Health Career Scholarship. This scholarship was developed to provide financial support to those who have decided to make health care their career. Each scholarship is funded in part by Sanford Health Network and by the Sanford Health Network facility sponsoring each recipient.

"We are proud to support this exceptional group of scholarship recipients as they work towards a degree in the health care field," stated Ed Weiland, president, Sanford Health Network. "Health care needs continue to rise overall, and these students are an important piece of meeting those future staffing needs."

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to help support their education in the health care career of their choice. This year, the following students have been selected:

FACILITY LOCATION RECIPIENT
Fellowship Village Inwood, IA Ashley Koedam
Fellowship Village Inwood, IA Brittany Landegent
Community Memorial Hospital Burke, SD Brandi Jo Heyden
Sanford Canby Medical Center Canby, MN Cassandra Bormann
Sanford Canby Medical Center Canby, MN Kyle Mamer
Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center Canton, SD Grace Trube
Sanford Clear Lake Medical Center Clear Lake, SD Wendy Bucklin
Sanford Luverne Medical Center Luverne, MN Brittany Sehr
Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center Chamberlain, SD Michael Langdeau
Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center Chamberlain, SD Amanda Speckels
Murray County Medical Center Slayton, MN Abby C. Van Meveren
Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center Rock Rapids, IA Brianna Jansma
Sanford Sheldon Medical Center Sheldon, IA San Juana Avila
Sanford Sheldon Medical Center Sheldon, IA Breanna Bolkema
Sanford Tracy Medical Center Tracy, MN Brittany Hanson
Sanford Westbrook Medical Center Westbrook, MN Alexis Quade
Sanford Westbrook Medical Center Westbrook, MN Mai Pa Tao Vang
Windom Area Hospital Windom, MN John Patrick Curley
Winner Regional Healthcare Winner, SD Collene Cahoy
Winner Regional Healthcare Winner, SD Jacob Naasz

Each recipient has been notified by Sanford Health Network and will receive recognition from their sponsoring facility.

About Sanford Health Network and Sanford Health

Sanford Health Network is part of the Sanford Health system. Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.

Sanford Health includes 32 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 900 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.


Contact:
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
605-328-7056 or 605-366-2432 | stacy.jones@sanfordhealth.org