The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation recently awarded three education scholarships totaling $6,000 to Pullman Regional Hospital employees Anna Engle, Christy Gould and Mark Houghton, for the 2019 Spring semester.

Anna Engle and Christy Gould each received the Pullman Regional Hospital Staff Education Scholarship, which provides $2,500 to employees seeking to improve their skills and advance their education and career to benefit the patients of Pullman Regional Hospital. Mark Houghton was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. Awarded funds may be used for tuition, books and school expenses.

After thirteen and a half years in nursing at Pullman Regional Hospital, Anna Engle still draws upon the influence of instrumental mentors in her first years. “That excellent leadership I was first exposed to over a decade ago still fuels my passion for nursing,” she wrote in her scholarship application. Anna is pursuing a Masters in Nursing Leadership and Management. In addition to earning the Nurse Excellence Award, she heads the Quality of Life team, teaches End of Life education for providers and is part of the Palliative Care team. In letters of recommendation from nursing administration, Anna is described as “innovative and has the ability to move our nursing culture in a positive direction.”

Another 13 year Pullman Regional Hospital employee, Occupational Therapist, Christy Gould, seeks to expand her skills with a Hand Therapy Certification Program. As a certified hand specialist, Christy can provide a new and advanced service to patients, which is currently only available in Spokane, WA. Letters of recommendation supporting Christy’s application speak to her many years of experience and the value she adds to patient care.

“I love being a nurse, and I would like to continue to further my education and expand my skills so that I can continue to work from my personal strengths and interests to provide the very best patient care possible,” wrote Mark Houghton in his application. Since joining Pullman Regional Hospital as an intensive care unit nurse in 2015, Mark has deepened his expertise, cross-training in the medical-surgical unit, emergency department, post anesthesia care unit and as a clinical coordinator. Nursing administration praised Mark in letters of recommendation for mentoring new staff and repeated nominations from patients and colleagues for excellence in nursing.

The Staff Scholarship is available to any employee who has been employed at the hospital for at least one year and works a minimum of twenty hours a week. The BSN scholarship is available to Pullman Regional Hospital registered nurses enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program who have been employed at the hospital for at least one year and work a minimum of twenty hours a week.

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Governance Committee reviews and awards scholarships twice a year. In 2018, the Foundation awarded $14,000 in scholarship awards.

Applicants are eligible to receive one Staff Education scholarship a lifetime, but may additionally apply for and receive a BSN Scholarship through the BSN Scholarship program. Applications for 2019 Fall scholarships will be available through the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation in May of 2019.

Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, Marketing & Major Gifts
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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