Edward Foundation awards $18,000 in nursing scholarships

April 29, 2021
Edward Foundation Nursing Scholarships 2021 The Edward Foundation has awarded $18,000 in nursing scholarships to nine Edward Hospital employees who are pursuing a degree or advanced degree in nursing. The employees were recognized at a ceremony on March 2 at Edward Hospital.

A $2,000 Agnes A. Book Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Amy Rowe, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Yorkville.

The annual scholarship comes from a fund established by the Book family in memory of their mother, who was a nurse at Edward for more than 20 years.

The Foundation also awarded $2,000 nursing scholarships to eight Edward employees:

Faith Almieri, RN, Cardiac ICU, Aurora
Angelica Bailey, RN, Medical Oncology, Sheridan
Sandi Darnell, RN, Bolingbrook Immediate Care, Naperville
Kathleen Deguzman, RN, Critical Care, Naperville
Rachel Gilio, RN, Critical Care, Glendale Heights
Sara Krause, Patient Care Tech, Cardiac ICU, Channahon
Cassandra Lopez, Patient Care Tech, Pulmonary Medicine, Downers Grove
John Walwer, RN, Cardiac ICU, Naperville

Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $54.3 million in its mission to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients within the area it serves. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org