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2017 “Spirit of A.Z. Wells” Recipient

Written by Karen McCart on . Posted in Gala, News

Dr. David Parks has been selected as the recipient of Confluence Health Foundation’s 26th Annual “Spirit of A.Z. Wells” award. This award pays tribute to those who selflessly share their time, talent and treasure for the betterment of Confluence Health Foundation and our community.

Dr. Parks has a long list of local organizations that he’s volunteered with. Some of those groups include Apple Blossom Festival, Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee Follies productions, Central Washington Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, Central Washington Hospital Board and Confluence Health Board for the past 16 years, serving as Board President the past six.

This year’s Gala will be Friday, November 10 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

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2017 Scholarship Award Recipients
Front row l to r – Mylee Huber – WVH, Kelsey Cibicki – CH, Ada Gutierrez – CWH, Josephine Story – WVH, Angelica Acuna, Kimberly Gullett – CWH
Back Row l to r – Rebecca Davenport – CWH, Amy Dueman – CH, Julie Kalkowski – CH, Angela Jeske – WVH, Stephanie Perez-Chavez – WVH, Trisha Johnson – CH, Juliauna Largent – WVH, Erin Pulse – WVH, Inna Velichko – WVH, Katherine Repp- CWH, Deb Andre’ – WVH
Not pictured – Anahi Avelar – CWH, Lucia Avila-Romero – WVH, Jeremy Coble – CWH, Mary Eggers – CWH, Maria Equiua – CWH, Rosie Hartmann – CH, Mellissa Kampling – CWH, Carolina Marquez – CWH, Rebecca Mattson – CH, Monica Montano – CWH, Maribel Morales – CH, Daniel Oleynik – CWH, Inna Oleynik – CWH, Vanessa Urquilla

Scholarship Recipients based outside the Wenatchee area
l to r – Rebecca Staudenmaier-Adams – CH, Amber Keller – WVH, Cassandra Noble – WVH

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients
Since 1985, Confluence Health Foundation has awarded more than $986,000 in scholarship funds. Foundation programs like this are made possible by our many generous donors. The Foundation is pleased to announce that 34 scholarship recipients were awarded over $50,000. In addition, there is over $6,000 available for certification reimbursement on a first come, first served bases. (Application here 2017-18 Certification Application) Combined, that is over $56,000 that the Foundation has available to help employees further their education.

Jean Wood Nursing – Angelica Acuna
The Jean Wood Scholarship was established through a gift from the Wood estate in 2002 to provide one year of tuition to a nursing student.  Jean Wood was a nurse for over 30 years.  Her career started in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant.  After discharge, she continued her nursing career as a RN at St. Anthony’s Hospital and Rosewood Hospital and retired when Rosewood became Central Washington Hospital.

Margaret Weed Mentoring Scholarship – Lucia Avila-Romero
Originally established in 2003, the purpose of the Mentoring Scholarship is to encourage professional nursing development which ultimately translates into empowered practice and excellence in patient care. In 2006, the scholarship was renamed in memory of Margaret Weed, a teacher and Foundation Board member, who served as a mentor to many of her students.

Wenatchee Valley Street Rod Scholarship – Mary Eggers, Angela Jeske, Katherine Repp
Since 2001, the Wenatchee Valley Street Rods Club, a guild of the Foundation, has donated nearly $130,000 to the Hospital using proceeds from the Apple Run Car Show. The guild disbanded in 2013, but is still able to award scholarships from funds previously raised.

Dianne Kasnic Prinz – Rebecca Davenport
This scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Prinz, a scientist and NASA researcher. This award was established in 2004 to assist a registered nurse enrolled in a BSN program.

Career Assistance – Julie Kalkowski         
This scholarship was established in 2014, by Don and Tracey Kasnic, to give financial assistance to a current employee wanting to continue their education in a non-nursing healthcare field.
Confluence Health Foundation Employee Scholarship Recipients:

Deb Andre’ Mylee Huber  Cassandra Noble
Anahi Avelar Angela Jeski Daniel Oleynik
Kelsey Cibicki Trisha Johnson Inna Oleynik
Jeremy Coble Mellissa Kampling Stephanie Perez-Chavez
Amy Dueman Amber Keller Erin Pulse
Mary Eggers Juliauna Largent Katherine Repp
Maria Equiua Carolina Marquez Rebecca Staudenmaier-Adams
Kimberly Gullett Rebecca Mattson Josephine Story
Ada Gutierrez Monica Montano Vanessa Urquilla
Rosie Hartmann Maribel Morales Inna Velichko


Confluence Health Home Care Services

Written by Karen McCart on . Posted in News

Foundation staff, Adele, Kathy, Karen & Abel, checking out the ‘Before I Die’ wall at Pybus.

In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care month, CH Hospice & Palliative Care built a traveling “Before I Die” wall that was on display at Pybus throughout the month of November. This is an interactive public art display that was originally developed by Candy Chang in New Orleans in 2001. Now, there are over 2,000 walls in 70 countries and 30 languages. The wall is a public forum and often sparks public conversations and a sense of community connection which promotes a sense of wellbeing and hope. The wall encourages people to think or talk about mortality and search for meaning in life. We are a society of death denial and death anxiety. There is often fear and confusion around death and too often speaking of death is a taboo. The wall in a community space provides an opportunity for people to share, open up in meaningful ways and talk about mortality.

Confluence Health Foundation is proud to have provided the funds to build this traveling wall!


Sage Coffee House & Bistro

Written by Karen McCart on . Posted in Donations, News, Uncategorized

Charlene, at Sage Coffee House & Bistro, located outside of Quincy, had different fund raising events throughout the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Her coffee stand raised over $1,000 for our Compassionate Care Fund for Breast Care follow up.

A big thank you to Charlene and her customers!

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