St. Mary’s Hospital has a long history of being a proud supporter of minorities in health care and embraces the belief that diversity creates stronger communities and organizations. Because the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration projects a national shortage of more than 1 million nurses and approximately 55,000 physicians by the year 2020, St. Mary’s Hospital seeks opportunities to encourage and honor students currently pursuing a career in health care.
Each year, St. Mary’s Hospital selects a recipient for its Minority Health Care Career Education Scholarship based upon several qualifications. The scholarship is granted to a student from a diverse background who is currently enrolled in a health care related degree program or who plans to begin a degree in a health care related program.
“We are excited to provide this opportunity and to help increase community awareness regarding careers in the health care field,” says Tom Blythe, Regional Vice President Human Resources St. Mary’s Good Samaritan.
St. Mary’s Hospital proudly awards Sabyl Whitelow as the 2013 recipient of the Minority Health Care Career Education Scholarship. Whitelow currently attends Kaskaskia College and is pursuing a degree in nursing. She plans to graduate in the fall of 2015 as a Registered Nurse.
For more information on this scholarship or the job opportunities available at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, please call 618.899.1050 or visit smgsi.com.
Sabyl Whitelow accepts the 2013 St. Mary’s Hospital Minority in Health Care Education Scholarship from Bruce Merrell, President St. Mary’s Hospital.