Edward Foundation awards $26,000 in nursing scholarships

February 28, 2022
Edward Foundation Nursing Scholarship Winners 2022 v4 The Edward Foundation has awarded $26,000 in nursing scholarships to 13 Edward Hospital employees who are pursuing a degree or advanced degree in nursing. The employees were recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 24 at Edward Hospital.

A $2,000 Agnes A. Book Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Walker, RN, a Glendale Heights resident, who works in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The annual scholarship originated 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 12 Edward employees:

Faith Almieri, RN, Cardiac-Neuro ICU, Aurora
Lindsay Cerchio, RN, ICU, Downers Grove
Sandi Darnell, RN, Bolingbrook Immediate Care, Naperville 
Christina Deacy, RN, Perioperative Services, Naperville
Lee Ann Grabon, RN, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Plainfield 
Prerna Malhotra, RN, Perioperative Services, Aurora
Natasha Oehlerking, RN, Emergency Department, Montgomery
Kati Sibenaller, RN, Edward Medical Group – Yorkville, Plano
Jada Sims, RN, Cardiac-Neuro ICU, Romeoville
Mercedes Strezo, Patient Care Technician, Cardiac Telemetry, Crest Hill
Nicole Ticknor, LPN, Population Health, DeKalb
John Walwer, RN, Cardiac-Neuro ICU, Naperville
The Edward Foundation was established in 1990 and has raised more than $54.5 million in its mission to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, attract 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 or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.