New Orleans trip seeds PHRMH scholarships

Hood River tour organizer Kay Lincoln is hosting an eight-day tour of New Orleans, Memphis and sites in between just after Thanksgiving, with proceeds going to the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarship fund.

“This is the fifth tour that I am organizing, with a portion of proceeds going to support the Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Program,” said Lincoln, an 11-year hospital volunteer at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. The travel program has provided donations for $6,000 in scholarships to date.

Lincoln gives her time to support patient care throughout the hospital but she also believes in the power of education to train up the next generation of health care providers. She has worked for the last four years to raise funds that are given out each year as scholarships to nursing students, health aides and others working in the health care field.

“The volunteer association or Auxiliary has been giving out scholarships since 1996. They have given out a total of 133 scholarships over the years. The money Kay raised granted six scholarships,” said Brandi Sheppard, volunteer coordinator for PRHMH and Lincoln’s supervisor.

To find out more about how to support the hospital auxiliary scholarship program, contact PHRMH Foundation Director Julie Raefield-Gobbo at 541-387-6950 or Julie.Raefield-Gobbo@providence.org.

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