ST. JOHN’S, NL – Eastern Health presented its annual scholarship awards at a ceremony in St. John’s today, Dec. 19.
In all, $44,000 in scholarships was awarded to 35 individuals.
It included 19 employees, 14 dependants of staff and two Quality Healthcare award recipients.
Scholarships were provided by Eastern Health, the Health Care Foundation, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, the General Hospital Sports and Social Club and the Sister Mary Fabian Hennebury Scholarship Fund.
The two Quality Healthcare Scholarships, which are available to both internal and external applicants and valued at $6,500 each, promote the study of key themes identified during the Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing.
The recipients are Jennifer Mackay, a registered nurse at St. Clare’s emergency department, and Jaclyn Hynes, a student enrolled in a masters of science in medicine (clinical epidemiology) at Memorial University.
Mackay is currently enrolled in a masters of health ethics at Memorial and will study ethical issues that emerge in the emergency and intensive care settings and in the context of medical aid in dying, focusing particularly on policies and procedures within Newfoundland and Labrador.
Hynes will focus her research on highlighting quality processes in the management of families with inherited cancer genes through the development of a patient registry. She will also explore the psychosocial impact of managing an inherited cancer condition.