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Jill Dreyer Scholarship awards for spring 2019

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

Three nurses at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) – all pursuing graduate degree work – have been awarded Jill Dreyer scholarships for the spring 2019 semester. Megan Krom, Angela Martinsky and Angela Troyer each received $1,000 toward their education costs for the current academic semester. The awards were announced by Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the Jill Dreyer funds.

“The Jill Dreyer Scholarship program is an example of involvement by Parkview Huntington Hospital co-workers and members of the broader community,” Perkins said. “It is funded by gifts from co-workers during the foundation’s annual Employee Generosity Campaign, as well as by proceeds from the Parkview Huntington Community Gala.”

Krom, a resident of Urbana, has been a nurse leader with the Inpatient Department since 2014. This is her second Jill Dreyer Scholarship award. She is enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Saint Francis.

Martinsky, of Huntington, is an RN and infection control preventionist at the hospital. She is working toward a Master of Science degree in applied nursing with a focus on leadership and management through Western Governors University. She has been a nurse at Parkview Huntington Hospital for 17 years.

Troyer, also of Huntington, is an RN with the hospital’s Family Birthing Center and a first-time recipient of the Jill Dreyer Scholarship. She is a student at Goshen College, working toward her Master of Science degree in the Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program. She has spent the past four and a half years of her 19-year nursing career at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

“Parkview really emphasizes ongoing education, particularly for clinical team members,” said Doug Selig, vice president, Patient Care Services, PHH. “With the foundation’s steadfast support through this scholarship program, our committed recipients are able to keep advancing their skills and knowledge, which they, in turn, share with co-workers and apply to caring for our patients. It’s a part of our culture that helped us earn the prestigious Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2017, and it definitely reinforces our ability to provide world-class care close to home.”

The scholarship program was established in 2004 in memory of the late Jill Dreyer, a Parkview Huntington Hospital nurse. It provides as many as six scholarships each year to full- and part-time Parkview Huntington Hospital employees pursuing a nursing education. It also is used to reimburse qualified candidates for fees incurred when taking their final examination for various nursing certifications.

Since its inception, the Jill Dreyer Scholarship program has provided $34,000 in assistance to hospital employees.

Three Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) nurses receive certificates at a February 7 ceremony with hospital leaders, recognizing their Jill Dreyer Scholarship awards for the spring 2019 semester. Shown in the photo from left are Mike Perkins, director, Parkview Huntington Foundation; Jenny Dohrman, manager, Inpatient Services; Megan Krom, RN; Doug Selig, vice president, Patient Care Services; Angela Martinsky, RN; Angela Troyer, RN and Beth Crist, manager, Family Birthing Center.