In December, eight healthcare professionals from Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, N.J., were named winners of the 2012 Harry M. Poppick, MD, Memorial Scholarships, which have been awarded for 22 years. The recipients are pursuing BSNs or are interested in a nursing career.
This years recipients were Nathan Barkley, RN, nurse manager, OR; Kathleen Belko, RN, nurse educator; Jennifer Barbieri, RN, 3 North; Donna Cassidy, RN, 4 East; Jennifer Lovey, RN, assistant nurse manager of radiology; Denise Schwartz, RN, nurse manager, 2 North; Patricia Weiss, RN, clinical educator of OR; and Melissa Hill, RN, administrative coordinator.
The scholarships are named for the late physician who was a founding member of the hospitals medical staff, and a respected and beloved member of the hospital family. After his passing in 1990, the Poppick family established a nursing scholarship in his honor. The 2012 awards were presented by Linda Walsh, RN, MSN, CEN, vice president of nursing at Bayshore.
“We know that the nurses at Bayshore Community Hospital are among the top in New Jersey and throughout the U.S.,” Timothy J. Hogan, regional president of Bayshore Community Hospital and Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, N.J., said in a news release.