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Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

CMH Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

HICKSVILLE, OH—The Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) Foundation has awarded four $1,500 scholarships to deserving students pursuing degrees in healthcare. Winners were chosen based on field of study, GPA, and an essay. CMH Foundation scholarships are awarded annually in memory of Rachel Hofmeister and Stevie Boon, both former Directors of Nursing at CMH, and Betty Altman, former RN and Board Member at CMH.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Grant Smalley (Hicksville, OH), Emilie Heersche (Edgerton, OH), Patience Doctor (Woodburn, IN), and Tara Garza (Hicksville, OH).

Grant Smalley completed his homeschooling program in 2012. He will attend either Defiance College or Lourdes University majoring in Biology, with the goal of attending medical school to become a family physician.

Emilie Heersche is a 2012 graduate of Edgerton HS. She will attend The Ohio State University majoring in nursing, with the goal of receiving her Registered Nurse (RN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. She would eventually like to become a nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

Patience Doctor completed her homeschooling program in 2010. She currently attends Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, working towards her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Tara Garza is a full-time RN at Community Memorial Hospital. She is working towards her Masters of Science degree in Nursing at Graceland University, with the goal of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.


The Community Memorial Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established to support the work of Community Memorial Hospital and to contribute to the growth and enhancement of local health care services. The Foundation supports the Hospital through fundraising dollars for projects, scholarships for those pursuing healthcare careers, and through community involvement.


Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Hicksville, Ohio. For more than 50 years, CMH has been serving the citizens of Northwest Ohio and adjoining Indiana communities. CMH offers inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, obstetrics, comprehensive rehabilitation and wellness programs, and the region’s only open high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Community Memorial Hospital is an independent affiliate of the Lutheran Health Network.



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