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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Edward Foundation awards nine nursing scholarships


Above / Pictured are Dr. Daryl Wilson, Edward ER/Edward Foundation Board member; Amanda Sarnecke, RN, Yorkville; Rachel Walker, RN, Glendale Heights; Lauren Simon, RN, West Chicago; John Walwer, RN, Naperville; Lee A. Grabon, RN, Plainfield; Trish Fairbanks, Associate VP/Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital; Kati Sibenaller, RN, Plano; Angela Jarzyna, RN, Minooka; Sandi Darnell, RN, Naperville; Yvette Saba, President, Edward Hospital and Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation. 

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 in a ceremony on Feb. 16, 2023, at Edward Hospital.

The following individuals each received $2,000 to help cover tuition costs:

  • Sandi Darnell, RN, North Naperville Immediate Care, a resident of Naperville
  • Lee A. Grabon, RN, IVS Pre/Post Op, Plainfield
  • Angela Jarzyna, RN, Edward Diabetes Clinic, Minooka
  • Amanda Sarnecke, RN, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Yorkville
  • Kati Sibenaller, RN, Edward Medical Group – Yorkville, Plano
  • Lauren Simon, RN, Cardiac Telemetry Unit, West Chicago
  • Jennifer Ugalde, RN, Surgery, Oswego (Not pictured)
  • Rachel Walker, RN, ICU, Glendale Heights
  • John Walwer, RN, Cardiac-Neuro ICU, Naperville

The Edward Foundation since 1990

The Edward Foundation was established in 1990 and has raised more than $57 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

Report and photo submitted by Keith Hartenberger, System Director, Public Relations, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health.

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