Aurora Medical Center in Washington County Awards Scholarships to Local Students Interested in Health Care

April 01, 2015

Hartford, Wis. – The medical staff at Aurora Medical Center in Washington County has awarded full scholarships to four area high school students to support their education and training to become Certified Nursing Assistants.

Each of the four scholarship recipients attend Hartford Union High School and include sophomore Grace Hoffman, junior Marissa Kaul, junior Carly Retzloff and sophomore Jordyn Schultz.

"We are very happy to support these students as they begin their journey toward a career in health care in addition to providing them with an opportunity to serve patients in their own community," said Dr. David Chen, department of primary care chair for Aurora Medical Center in Washington County.

"Careers in health care can be very rewarding," added Dr. Edmund Fernandez, chief of staff for Aurora Medical Center in Washington County. We're excited to see a high level of interest in this type of work among local students."

More than 30 students from around the Hartford, West Bend and Slinger areas attended an annual information session at Aurora Medical Center in Washington County to learn more about working as a Certified Nurse Assistant, and 20 students applied for the scholarships.

"I think this is an amazing opportunity to give high school students a chance to participate in the medical field," said Jordyn Schultz, sophomore at Hartford Union High School and scholarship recipient. "Not many students my age get this kind of opportunity."

Once the students complete training at Moraine Park Tech College and Waukesha Tech College, they will be offered employment at Aurora Medical Center in Washington County.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, out Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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Kristin Rabas
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