Your Gift at Work

Confluence Health Foundation supports the continuing education of Confluence Health employees and local college students in the healthcare field. Providing financial support to future healthcare providers is a sound investment in the health of the communities we serve. Read more about three of our featured scholarships below.

Wenatchee Valley Street Rod Scholarships

Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to hospital employees from the Wenatchee Valley Street Rod organization in 2015. The three Street Rod Scholarships went to Confluence Health employees Jessica Flores, Jessica Giles, and Secret Simmons.

Jean Wood Nursing Scholarships

Congratulations to Jenessa Marlow, the 2015 recipient of the Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship. Jenessa is a nursing student at Wenatchee Valley College.

Confluence Health Foundation Scholarships

Since 1987, the Central Washington Hospital Foundation, now Confluence Health Foundation has awarded close to $687,000 in scholarships to employees for their continuing education needs. In 2015, 35 employees benefitted. This scholarship program is funded through donations to Confluence Health from our community and our generous donors.

The following employees were also 2015 recipients:

  • Margaret Weed Mentoring Scholarship: Michelle Welton
  • Dianne Kasnic Prinz RN to BSN Scholarship: Yolanda Jimenez
  • Career Assistance Scholarship: Denise Gyselinck

Additional educational and professional certification grants were awarded to Confluence Health Central Washington Hospital employees Michelle Broset, Mary Feldman, Josh Fulwiler, Jonathan Gleason, Jami Sprugasci, Cheryl Tremlin, and Melissa VanWeerdhuizen.

More ways ‘Your Gift Works’

  • In May, the Foundation sponsored NCW Nurse Week for Confluence Health nurses. This sponsorship enabled nurses to attend workshops in conjunction with their luncheon panels and to bring in a well-known keynote speaker, Dr. Heather Andersen, Ed.D.
  • With generous gifts, the Foundation raised more than $80,000 to help purchase the first Exoskelton suit in North Central Washington.  This new rehabilitation treatment option enables certified physical therapists to assist individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness or paralysis due to neurological disease or injury to stand and walk with full weight bearing and reciprocal gait.
  • Because of generous donors like you, Home Health and Hospice continues to help patients and their families cope through the difficult and often painful days of a severe or terminal illness through our Hospice, Palliative Care and Comfort Giving Circle programs.
  • With a passion for reading, the Wade Family Literacy Endowment was established to provide the Baby’s First Book and Books for Young Reader to newborn and pediatric patients at Central Washington Hospital.

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