The Yorkton Branch of TD Bank and the Health Foundation have given out their Fall Education Awards for 2017.
15 applicants received a total of $13-thousand 7-hundred dollars in scholarships and awards that will help them further their education and training in healthcare.
The recipients of the TD Bank Financial Group’s scholarship are:
Christine Bermejo – from Yorkton and currently working at St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville and at the Yorkton & District Nursing home;
Loretta Erhardt, – from Togo and working in Infection Prevention & Control;
Tori Geddes – from Esterhazy and working in the Centennial Special Care Home in Esterhazy;
Mackenzie Moore – from Stockholm and working in the Centennial Special Care Home in Esterhazy;
Amanda Skiba – from Melville and working in St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville; and,
Shelly Watkins, of Foam Lake, working in the Foam Lake Jubilee Home and with Home Care in Foam Lake.
There were also four recipients of the Health Foundation’s scholarship, including:
Dan Wlock, of Yorkton, currently working in the ICU in the Yorkton Regional Hospital and taking the Master of Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner;
Emma Kristjanson of Foam Lake, who is taking Diagnostic Medical Sonography;
Shalaine Kelly, from Canora who is taking the Geriatric Mini Series – Neurocognitive Disorders and another course on skin and wound care; and,
Christina Santo, of Yorkton, taking the Clinical Instructor Nurse Educator Course.
In addition Health Foundation Awards were granted to attend the following workshops:
Melissa Cursons, of Yorkton, taking Pediatric Gait Rehabilitation;
Cosmin Coltea, of Yorkton, taking Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology;
Jacqueline Gotengo and Christine Molo, both with Cornerstone Therapies in Yorkton are taking a workshop on Blending Approaches to the Treatment of Neurological Disability.
Another one of the successful applicants was Suzanne Beck, who works at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She says this will expand the Therapeutic Recreation Program.
The awards are given out twice a year — once in the spring, and once in the fall.
(The Scholarship and Education Award recipient information comes courtesy of the Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan)