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NBH employees win scholarships for continuing education
Jun 05, 2013

(June 5, 2013)  Eleven employees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare have been awarded scholarships to assist their continuing education in health care and related fields.


Tim Jones, President and CEO of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, awarded scholarships totaling more than $7,000 on Wednesday, May 29.  Jones and Director of Education Lorraine Mancuso, RN, thanked the members of the North Adams Regional Hospital Medical Staff, who have a long history of supporting continuing education for staff members. Scholarships are also provided by a number of individual donors and family members. Mancuso said the award winners are pursuing further education in a variety of fields from advanced nursing degrees to accounting.


Recipients of Medical Staff scholarships included Margaret Gongoleski, Rachael Hathaway, Michael Raczynski, Patricia Shartrand, and Vanessa Torchia.


In addition to the Medical Staff scholarships, the ceremony honors several former hospital employees whose families established scholarships in their names, and in memory of individuals who received care at NARH.


The Lillian Liebich Memorial Scholarship Award, established by the Medical Staff at NARH in memory of a longtime director of medical records, was presented to Marsha Estabrook and Melissa Maxon.


The Leonard & Edith Baldasarini Award was given to Vanessa Torchia, and the Katherine Bowes Scholarship was awarded to Amanda Clerc. 


The Howard Brookner Scholarship, given in honor of Brookner’s years of service on the NBH Board of Trustees, was awarded to Patricia Bossong.


Jacob Bonneville won the Toni Labonte Scholarship.  Paul Croutworst won the Walter Timoney Fund scholarship.


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