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2017 Scholarship Recipients

Written by Karen McCart on . Posted in News, Uncategorized

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


Rudi Pauly to receive Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award

Written by Nick Winters on . Posted in News

Rudi-PaulyWENATCHEE — In a time when nonprofits often go in search of help, community volunteer Rudi Pauly is a bright anomaly. After more than 60 years of service, she’s not only a strong advocate for community involvement; her relentless smile and boundless enthusiasm make it sound like fun.

“I always learn something from being on a board; like how the hospital functions or the Literacy Council or museum,” said Pauly, this year’s recipient of the “Spirit of A.Z. Wells” Award given annually by the Central Washington Hospital Foundation.

“You meet new people too. That’s always interesting to me because I like people. It’s such a wonderful way to be part of this vibrant community. Wenatchee is getting better as the years go by. Everybody should be helping this community grow, and grow with it by learning all the different facets that make it so vibrant.”

Pauly played a big role in making this community glow through CREST and Allied Arts. She worked on everything from cleaning up Wenatchee’s once-polluted riverfront to serving on a multitude of boards, including Central Washington Hospital Foundation, the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation, Douglas County Planning Commission, Chelan-Douglas Family Planning, Eastmont School Board, Art on the Avenues and the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee.

Pauly will be recognized for her community contributions Nov. 14 during the Central Washington Hospital Foundation’s 23rd annual gala presentation of the Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award for Community Service. Tickets are available by calling the foundation office at 665-6030.

Luck certainly played a hand in getting Pauly to Wenatchee. She was born Ruth Caroline Schram in Norfolk, Neb., the youngest of three daughters to John and Frieda Schram, descendants of German immigrant farmers. Her father gave the petite, vivacious Rudi her nickname — a German variation on rootie toot toot.

Rudi’s parents were active in their Lutheran church and always stayed informed. “It’s funny because they were Republicans, and I’m a Democrat now, as are my sisters, but we learned a lot from our parents. They stressed responsibility and voting and paying attention to what was going on, nationally and internationally.”

Her life changed dramatically in 1943, when recruiters from Boeing came to Sioux City looking for men to manage the company’s war-time production lines. Her father had always wanted to move to the West Coast, she said. “They made him an offer with a higher salary and paying for his move. Three months later we were in Seattle.”

When she graduated from Roosevelt High School, Rudi initially enrolled at Seattle University, where she met business major Jim Pauly her very first day. The couple would marry three years later, but not before Rudi transferred to the University of Washington. Her UW roommate was Kay Girard, whose boyfriend and future husband, Norm Hamilton, urged Jim Pauly to move to Wenatchee to work for his family’s business, Hamilton Fruit.

The Pauly family — which would later include sons Mark, Doug and Steve — moved to Wenatchee in 1953.

Rudi mixed her time as a mother, homemaker and hostess with community service. Her inspiration and mentor was Joan VanDivort, who worked avidly to clean up the Columbia River and create parks along the river through a variety of groups, including Allied Arts and the Columbia River environmental Study Team (CREST).

“Basically the riverfront was a dump when we came to Wenatchee. The water had become so polluted from sewage that the first thing we were told was, ‘Don’t ever play around the river.’ There were no sewage treatment plants then in Wenatchee or East Wenatchee, which is hard to believe, but eventually our congressional delegation helped pass a federal funding bill and it was gradually cleaned up.”

Jim Pauly died in 2007, but his work at Northern Fruit Co. made it possible for all three of their sons to stay in the area. Mark manages the 100-acre Chelan Red Orchard near Manson, Doug serves as manager at Northern Fruit and Steve pursued his father’s passion for international marketing by opening his own fruit export business, Pauly Marketing.

Rudi herself isn’t much interested in slowing down. She serves on two boards now — Art on the Avenues and the Performing Arts Center — and gets in as much skiing as she possibly can and her mind is always busy with ideas for more community improvements.

“… Wenatchee is still so young and has so much more potential. … Community involvement is so important. It’s a way to enrich your life and community and feel like you’ve played a part in its enhancement.”

Source: Wenatchee World

2013 CWH Foundation Scholarships Awarded

Written by Nick Winters on . Posted in News

The Central Washington Hospital Foundation is proud to present the 2013 Scholarship recipients. Since 1989 over $687,000 has been awarded to more than 300 individuals through the Foundation Scholarship program.

Brianna Jarbeau

Brianna Jarbeau

Our Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Brianna Jarbeau. Brianna was raised in the Wenatchee Valley and is a nursing student at Wenatchee Valley College, following in the footsteps of her grandmother. She has been inspired by her experiences training with nurses from Central Washington Hospital and the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. She is on track to achieve her goal of becoming a registered nurse. We congratulate Brianna on her achievements.

Nina Nguyen was awarded the Margaret Weed Mentoring Scholarship. Nina is also a student at Wenatchee Valley College and very grateful for this financial support to help her pursue a career in nursing.

Central Washington Hospital’s Denise Gyselinck and Melissa Scott were awarded the Dennis Key Scholarship. Denise was also awarded the Wenatchee Valley Street Rod Scholarship along with fellow employees Jessie Cook and Chelsea May.

Employees Amy Eckert and Russ DeJong were the well deserving recipients of the Dianne Kasnic Prinz Scholarship and are on their way to receiving their BSNs.

Employee Grants were awarded to Jessie Cook, Amy Eckert, Kai Folke, Enrique Gonzalez, Denise Gyselinck, Lacey Leonard, Chelsea May, Ryan May, Kira Meyerson and Melissa Scott.

The Foundation applauds the achievements of all of our scholarship recipients and on behalf of the Scholarship Committee, thank you scholarship recipients for your dedication and desire to continue your education to enhance our healthcare industry. You are our future!

2013 Scholarships Awarded

Back row, standing from left to right: Kira Meyerson, Amy Eckert, Enrique Gonzalez, Ryan May, Kai Folke, Lacey Leonard, Denise Gyselinck Front row, sitting from left to right: Nina Nguyen, Jessie Cook, Chelsea May, Brianna Jarbeau
Not shown: Russ DeJong, Melissa Scott

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