For Immediate Release: October 12, 2016
The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus Auxiliary named Deanna Mascioli, of Hammonton, as the 2016 Martha B. Keates Fellowship recipient. Fellowship recipients must be pursuing a nursing education and are chosen based on academic achievement, career goals, community service, honors/awards, and student leadership. The fellowship is a $4,000 grant, which Mascioli will apply to tuition at Thomas Jefferson College of Nursing, where she will begin its BSN program this fall.
Mascioli volunteered with AtlantiCare’s Satellite Emergency Department in Hammonton from September 2015 through June 2016, where she assisted in patient care. She says the experience affirmed her desire to become a nurse, and allowed her the opportunity to give back to her community.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this scholarship to Deanna to help her continue her nursing education,” says Audrey Fisher, president, ARMC City Campus Auxiliary. “It’s a wonderful way to honor Martha Keates, a long-time member of the ARMC City Campus Auxiliary and advocate of education. We were impressed by this year’s applicant pool, and congratulate Deanna on her many successes.”
“Deanna is an asset to the team and goes above and beyond what is expected of her,” writes Janet Adams, RN, charge nurse, AtlantiCare Satellite Emergency Department in a letter of support. “She is always interested in learning and asks many questions to enhance her knowledge base. She will make an excellent nurse.”
Mascioli attended Atlantic Cape Community College from 2013 to 2015, where she was named to the Dean’s List, and graduated from Hammonton High School in 2013. As a high school student, Mascioli coached cheerleading for Hammonton Hawkes, overseeing try-outs, organizing and supervising the team, and choreographing routines.
In the past, she volunteered with local organizations to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation and for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Mascioli says that as a nurse, she looks forward to being integral part of patient healing.
ARMC’s City Campus Auxiliary founded the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund in recognition of Keates’s community service, Auxiliary membership and support of the nursing profession. Fellowship application is open to enrolled nursing students or those pursuing nursing education.
For more information about the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund or the ARMC City Auxiliary, contact Chelsea Moorhead at 609-572-8265, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.