Above / On Dec. 5, twelve Edward Hospital employees received nursing scholarships awarded by the Edward Foundation. Edward Hospital in Naperville is located at 801 S. Washington Street in the heart of the City.

The Edward Foundation awarded $40,000 in nursing scholarships to 12 Edward Hospital employees at a luncheon at Edward Hospital on Dec. 5. (Back, from left) Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation; Bill Kottmann, President & CEO, Edward Hospital; Ashley Walsh, RN; Kimberly Humiston, RN; Laura Badur, RN; Trisha Walker, RN; Marie Spitzer, RN; Bob Beyer, Chair, Edward Foundation Board of Trustees and Michelle dela Pena, RN. (Front, from left) Amy Kubly, RN and Samantha Gloodt, PCT. Scholarship winners not pictured: Marina Marmolejo, PCT; Huyen Rago, RN; Lisa Thiltgen, RN and Christine Yaeger, RN.

(Naperville, IL – December 6, 2018) – The Edward Foundation has awarded $40,000 in nursing scholarships to 12 Edward Hospital employees who are pursuing a degree or advanced degree in nursing. The employees were recognized at a luncheon on Dec. 5 at Edward Hospital.

The Foundation awarded $10,000 Peter Veit Scholarships to Marie Spitzer of Woodridge, a registered nurse (RN) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Christine Yaeger, RN, Plainfield, a clinical nurse educator.

Veit, who passed away in 2014 at age 86, created the scholarship fund in his name with a $120,000 gift to the Foundation following the care he received from the Edward nursing staff. 

A $2,000 Agnes A. Book Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Samantha Gloodt, Joliet, a patient care technician (PCT) and certified respiratory therapist.

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 awarded $2,000 nursing scholarships to nine Edward employees:

  • Laura Badur, RN, Cardiac Telemetry Unit (CTU) 8, Naperville
  • Kimberly Humiston, RN, clinical nurse educator, Woodridge
  • Amy Kubly, RN, CTU 2, Plainfield
  • Marina Marmolejo, PCT, Medical Oncology, Plainfield
  • Michelle dela Pena, RN, Cardiographics, Montgomery
  • Huyen Rago, RN, CTU 7, Wheaton
  • Lisa Thiltgen, RN, Emergency Dept., Oswego
  • Trisha Walker, RN, CTU 3, Lockport
  • Ashley Walsh, RN, Pediatrics/Pediatric ICU, Aurora

Edward Foundation since 1990

Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $49.9 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.

Story and photo submitted by Keith Hartenberger, Public Information Officer, for Edward-Elmhurst Health.