For Immediate Release: May 22, 2014
The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary is honoring its long-time volunteer and past president, the late Martha B. Keates, by awarding fellowship funds to qualifying applicants pursuing nursing education. The Auxiliary founded the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund for nursing students in recognition of Keates’s community service, Auxiliary membership and support of the nursing profession.
Fellowship fund applications are open to Atlantic County residents. Applicants must be high school graduates enrolling or enrolled in a nursing program, or have completed the pre-requisites of a nursing program. Children and grandchildren of ARMC Auxiliary members are not eligible.
Applicants must submit a completed application, a 250-word essay on why they have chosen nursing as a career, a copy of their transcripts and two letters of recommendation (from non-relatives) by June 15, 2014. They should also provide supporting documents relevant to community service or volunteer work, awards, certificates, commendations and/or other recognitions. Applications are at www.atlanticare.org/armckeates.
Fellowship funds will be applied toward tuition fees or book purchases and other appropriate educational expenses as determined by the Martha B. Keates Nursing Fellowship Fund Committee. The amount of the disbursement is at the discretion of the Auxiliary.
The winner of the 2013 Martha B. Keates Fellowship was Harry Walk, of Port Republic. An administrative associate for the inpatient psychiatric unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, he has Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rutgers University, Camden and anticipates finishing his Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at Ocean County College this fall. He plans to pursue a Master of Clinic Master of Science in Nursing degree in clinical management next spring.
For more information about the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund or the ARMC City Auxiliary, contact Donna Mason at 609-404-7673, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446,
AtlantiCare 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 5,221 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.
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