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St. Ann’s Community Responds to Nursing Shortage

St. Ann’s Community Responds to Nursing Shortage

Rochester, NY – As many local health care facilities are hit hard by the shortage of nurses, St. Ann’s Community is proactively responding to that shortage by awarding 17 employees with a total of $30,500 in scholarships. The scholarships were given to individuals who are interested in pursuing advanced skills, credentials or licensures.

“This remarkable opportunity would not be possible without the generous support of our many donors: our own employees, grateful families, patients, board members, business partners and the community-at-large,” shared Betty Mullin-DiProsa, President and CEO of St. Ann’s Community. “No one is more dedicated to seniors than those who work with them on a daily basis. Helping fund the educational growth of our employees improves the care of those we serve. The extra financial assistance these scholarships offer makes a tremendous difference—especially during these challenging times.”

Recipients of the 2013 scholarships are:
Roxanne Carey, Unit Secretary of Rochester
David Carr, Grounds Department of Hilton
Matthew Carr, Mechanic of Canandaigua          
Andrea Clarke, LPN of Chili
Yolanda Concepcion, LPN of Rochester
Kenshara Henderson, LPN of Rochester
Kristina Indovina, LPN of Webster
Aja Kabba, CNA of Rochester
Elizabeth Mancuso, Manager of Fairport
Jessica Manuele, LPN of Rochester
Shannon Murrin, LPN of Webster
Michelle Pippard, Quality Management Representative of Rochester
Jasmine Radcliff, LPN of Rochester
Priscilla Salgado, Sr. LNP of Rochester
Kennetha Short, Sr. LNP of Rochester
Jasmine Spatocco, Sr. LNP of Rochester
Naimi Thompson, LPN of Rochester

The Nursing Scholarship Program has grown significantly since its initiation in 2008 when $13,000 was awarded to 10 employees. The scholarship program continues to evolve as this was the first year that the scholarship program has awarded non-nursing employees with scholarships as well.

St. Ann’s Community is one of Rochester’s largest private employers with over 1,200 employees, and provides a varied range of services and care levels designed to meet the individual needs of older adults. St. Ann’s, a non-profit that is Caring for the Most Important People on Earth, serves seniors with two licensed, accredited and certified skilled nursing facilities, medical and social adult day programs, independent retirement housing, transitional care, assisted living, enhanced living, specialized dementia care, geriatric outpatient primary care practice, and Hospice care (in partnership with two local Hospice Agencies) located on two campuses in the Greater Rochester area.

For more information about St. Ann’s Community please call 585-697-6000 or visit www.stannscommunity.com. St. Ann’s Community is located at 1500 Portland Avenue in Rochester, directly across the street from Rochester General Hospital.

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