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Monday, January 13, 2014 - Community Memorial Hospital and Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications from Area Students

Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Community Memorial Foundation and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital medical staff are accepting scholarship applications from area students pursuing careers in health care. The online application and complete details can be found at froedtert.com/community-memorial/scholarship. Completed applications must be submitted by March 1, 2014.

Community Memorial Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students pursuing health care or medical careers who reside in the hospital’s service area (north side of Waukesha County, south side of Washington County and the northwest side of Milwaukee County). The students are selected by a scholarship committee based on their academic excellence, interest in health professions, scholarship need, connection to the hospital and enrollment in an accredited university or college.

“Our scholarship program provides financial assistance to students in the community so they may pursue medical and health care careers,” said Rick Binzak, volunteer chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Memorial Foundation. “We invest now, so these young scholars may enrich the health care field and community in the future.”  Donations to the foundation make the scholarship program possible.

Community Memorial Hospital medical staff provides scholarships to area high school seniors planning for a career in a medical or healthcare field. “Our physicians take the responsibility of cultivating our future health care providers seriously,” explained James Hackett, MD, president of the medical staff at Community Memorial Hospital. “A portion of our dues is allocated to fund scholarships for deserving students. It’s our way of giving back to the community we serve as well as investing in the future.”

In addition to completing the online application, interested applicants should send support materials to: Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital,
Attn: Diane Janz, P.O. Box 408, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 or diane.janz@froedtert.com.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital, founded in 1964 by the citizens of Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities, is a full-service hospital that specializes in cancer care, heart and vascular care, orthopaedics, women’s health and advanced surgical procedures. Community Memorial Hospital is part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network, which also includes Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; St Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics.