Expanding the health care work force
Investing in the next generation of medical professionals is a cornerstone of the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation’s mission. Ultimately, helping local residents pursue careers in medicine also benefits local patients. To help achieve this goal, the foundation offers three different scholarships:
The Mary Decker Healthcare Education Endowment Scholarship Fund has been established to attract qualified applicants to careers in health care and provide annual scholarships for Lincoln County residents who are pursuing a degree in a medical or paramedical field at a college or university of their choice.
The CNA Fund has been established to fund training and continuing education for Certified Nursing Assistants currently employed at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.
The Medical Training Assistance Program provides tuition scholarships to help hospital employees obtain certification or degrees in nursing, diagnostic imaging, laboratory sciences and other medical/technical fields.
Reaching out to those with diabetes
Nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States, or 7 percent of the population, have diabetes. The percentage is even higher in Lincoln County. The North Lincoln Hospital Foundation supports the Diabetes Management Program at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, which includes a series of classes emphasizing self management and learning how to take charge of diabetes by understanding the importance of healthy eating, exercise and activity, blood sugar monitoring, and medication options.
In addition, the foundation also provides financially qualified patients with diabetes supplies such as insulin and glucometers.