LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Saint Joseph Hospital Volunteer Guild has awarded four scholarships to local students for their volunteer work at various CHI Saint Joseph Health hospitals. The four students selected are
- Annah Baldwin, a Madison Central High School graduate attending Eastern Kentucky University;
- Rileigh Smith, a Frederick Douglass High School graduate attending the University of Kentucky;
- Victoria Lowe, a Bryan Station High School graduate attending Hanover College; and
- Sarah Burress, a Henry Clay High School graduate attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
The four recipients have individually completed 150 hours of volunteering with Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, or Saint Joseph Jessamine. Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship toward their college education. For consideration, the recipients each held a 3.0 grade-point average during high school and submitted a personal essay about their interests and career goals.
“Each year we award students who exemplify the values of our organization,” said Jane Foldes, scholarship chair, Saint Joseph Hospital Volunteer Guild. “We’re also proud of the robust philanthropic opportunities CHI Saint Joseph Health provides to our communities and the abilities it provides to these students to pursue their careers.”
Each year, volunteers of various capacities contribute thousands of hours to CHI Saint Joseph Health and help the local hospitals provide high-quality care to patients and the community. Volunteer opportunities at the facilities include donating time at the information desk, emergency department, pastoral care services, among many other opportunities.
“Our volunteers experience a genuine sense of satisfaction from being involved in such meaningful community services,” said Judy Albrecht, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Volunteer Guild. “We’re thankful for each one that contributes to CHI Saint Joseph Health’s commitment to elevated patient care.”
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with CHI Saint Joseph Health, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/volunteer.
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