Scholarships are a part of the legacy of this 50-year-old foundation. The Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. KHERF’s objective is to facilitate collaboration and innovation to improve health delivery for Kansas communities with a focus on effective leadership, shared knowledge and leveraged resources. Since its founding in 1969, KHERF has played a key role in many projects important to Kansas hospitals.
One important program of KHERF is its successful scholarship program, now in its 18th year. This year, KHERF, along with the Kansas Hospital Human Resources Association and the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives, provided 27 scholarships totaling $25,000. KHERF received 69 applications for these awards.
Jessica Younkman, Infection Control Nurse, at Memorial Hospital in Abilene received one of the 27 scholarships.
“Jessica is a team player, and an exceptional nurse,” Memorial Health System, Director of Quality, Carolyn Mikesell said. “She is a pleasure to work with.”
Younkman is continuing her education to earn her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN).
Congratulations to the recipients and their hospitals. More on the KHERF Scholarship Program can be found at www.kherf.org. Established in 1969, by the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation’s mission is to facilitate collaboration and innovation to improve health delivery for Kansas communities. KHERF leverages grants and other funding to support projects in the areas of health care delivery redesign, the development of future health care workers, serving the aging population, and behavioral health in primary care.