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MVH awards students

Foundation presents awards to 18

by: Submitted photo - Mountain View Hospital Foundation, represented by Rich Candland, board member, at left, and CEO Jeanie Gentry, at right, presented awards to 18 area students who are in or entering the health care field. Among those earning awards were: front, left to right, Savannah Patterson, Beatriz Hernandez, Kristin Jasa and Baylie Johnson; and back, Shani Rehwinkel, Kristina Raburn, Brianna Fessler, Christopher Lay and Ivan Galan.


   The Mountain View Hospital Foundation has awarded 18 scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the health care field.
   The foundation offers college scholarships worth up to $1,500 each for new, undergraduate, or continuing education students enrolled full time or part time (six credit hours) studying for a health care career.
   Students must attend an accredited college or university and maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA.
   Students awarded include:
   Blaire Anglen, Culver High School, $500; Adrian Campbell, COCC, $500; Marie Crocco-Pickett, Canterbury Career School OCCC, $500; Terah Farrester, George Fox University, $500; Joshua Farrester, Oregon State University, $500; Brianna Fessler, Madras High School, $500; Ivan Galan, Culver High School, $500; Beatriz Hernandez, MHS, $1,000; Kristin Jasa, MHS, $500; Baylie Johnson, South Wasco County High School, $500; Laura Sullivan, MHS, $500; Christopher Lay, Madras High School, $1,500; Georgina Mendoza-Vega, Culver High School, $500; Savannah Patterson, MHS, $500; Moriah Pugh, COCC, $500; Kristina Rayburn, Jefferson County EMS, $500; Shani Rehwinkel, MHS, $500.
   Mountain View Hospital Volunteers are instrumental in raising the funds to support the scholarship program. Volunteers operate the hospital gift shop and Foundation Thrift Store in downtown Madras.
   All proceeds benefit the foundation and health-improving endeavors in Jefferson County.
   "It's a blessing to have so many talented youth in Jefferson County pursuing careers in medicine," said Jeanie Gentry, Mountain View CEO. "We wish them the best and hope they bring their talents back to our community when they graduate."
   For more information about Mountain View Hospital Foundation's Scholarship Program, contact Kelly Richard, marketing, communications and foundation manager at 541-460-4039.
   About Mountain View Hospital
   Since 1967, Mountain View Hospital District, in Madras, has been providing quality medical care to the citizens of Jefferson County.
   MVH operates a 25-bed acute care facility and is designated as a Critical Access Hospital. Mountain View Hospital holds a management partnership with St. Charles Health System in Bend.
   For more information about Mountain View Hospital, visit www.mvhd.org.