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SBL Foundation Awards Nursing Scholarships

June 4, 2019 2:11 p.m.

The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation awarded several scholarships to SBL nurses and staff members who are continuing their educations.

The scholarships are funded through endowments and were established by donors for the sole purpose of continuing education for Sarah Bush Lincoln nursing staff.

The following scholarships were awarded:

Li-Shiang Chang Award – This award was established by his grandchildren due to the wonderful care he received in the Critical Care Unit, and is awarded annually to a CCU nurse. The recipient is: Nicole Winnett, RN – Critical Care Unit.

Mildred Seidel Perry Award – This award was established by her son Keith Perry to honor his mother’s nursing career, which spanned six decades. This year, three recipients were selected: Mackenzie Floyd, RN – The Heart Cente, Deb Ruiz-Rich, RN – 2 South and Andrew McDevitt, RN, 2 East.

Dr. John Jemsek Award – This award was established by fellow physicians honoring the career of Dr. Jemsek. This year’s recipient is Erica Price, RN – Lincolnland Hospice.

Junie Longcor Award – This award was created by Junie’s family, Gary and Deb Longcor, in honor of the care she received in the Regional Cancer Center during her battle.  It is awarded annually to a Cancer Center staff member. This year the recipient is Courtney Burke – Regional Cancer Center.

Dr. James Van Popering/Gastroenterology Award – This award was created Dr. Van Popering, formerly a gastroenterologist at SBL for the purpose of education and/or certification of a gastroenterology nurse. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Zerrusen, RN - Special Procedures.


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