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Sutter Coast Hospital Supports Local Students’ Education Pathways

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Sutter Coast Hospital | 0 comments

Sutter Coast Hospital is committed to its mission to better the health of the community, through strong regional partnerships and investing in local youth. For six scholarship recipients, that means financial assistance to help them purse an education for a career in the healthcare industry.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients: Divina Sanderson, Nancy Xiong, Kailee Coopman, Joela Gregorio, Elizabeth Landeros-Diaz and Tayla Chapa. These women were awarded scholarships totaling $4,000 to attend accredited universities both locally and regionally:

  • Divina Sanderson is attending the College of the Redwoods.
  • Nancy Xiong is attending Fresno State University.
  • Kailee Coopman is attending Humboldt State University
  • Joela Gregorio is attending Portland Community College.
  • Elizabeth Landeros-Diaz is attending California State University, Sacramento.
  • Tayla Chapa is attending Brigham Young University.

“From pediatrics to physical therapy, these students are working on degrees that will offer a variety of exciting opportunities that will benefit others,” said Jamie Forkner, “We are honored that we can support them and their aspirations to work in the health care industry.”  

For many students, the scholarship helps provide financial support that is needed to support the growing costs for a higher education. For Divina Sanderson, the scholarship is meaningful to her so she can someday give back to others.

“I’m so grateful for the scholarship to allow me to study kinesiology at the College of the Redwoods,” said Divina Sanderson who is entering her first year of college. “This scholarship is just the beginning for me and will help me be able to help others.”

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts local students.

In addition to providing scholarships, Sutter Coast Hospital also hosted a Health Career Pathways program in July that provided more than 20 students with a firsthand look into the career possibilities in a hospital setting. Members of the Sutter Coast Hospital leadership team spoke about their experiences in health care and the many potential job opportunities that are available.

“When students think of healthcare, they think of doctors and nurses, but those are only a handful of the many positions available,” said Carlos Priestly, Sutter Coast Hospital administrator. “We like to get them interested in health care careers early and to showcase the number of people that work together to improve the health of our community.”


Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Sutter Coast Hospital | 0 comments