Alegent Creighton Health Awards Scholarships to Area Teens

Article Date: Apr 23, 2014
Media Contact: Jodi Hoatson
(402) 343-4514

OMAHA - Recognizing the importance of providing scholarship resources to the next generation of healthcare professionals, Alegent Creighton Health has awarded scholarships to 12 area high school seniors.

Applications were received from 151 Nebraska and Iowa seniors representing 71 public and private high schools. Eligibility criteria included a 3.0 GPA and intent to pursue a post-secondary degree at an accredited institution in a healthcare field. Each scholarship was awarded in the amount of $1,500.

Alyssa Leona Stockman, Papillion LaVista South High School, Papillion, Neb.

Ashley Christine Murray, Missouri Valley High School, Missouri Valley, Iowa

Brady Alexander Caverzagie, Papillion LaVista South High School, Papillion, Neb.

Courtney Lynn Selch, Bellevue East High School, Bellevue, Neb.

Elizabeth Jeanne Nussrallah, Mercy High School, Omaha, Neb.

Emily Suzanne Ahmann, Millard North High School, Omaha, Neb.

Jeffrey Frank Wang, Millard North High School, Omaha, Neb.

Jessica Nicole Melcher, Papillion LaVista High School, Papillion, Neb.

Kevin Michael Harkins, Omaha South Magnet High School, Omaha, Neb.

Kierra Edann Eldridge, Southeast Webster-Grand High School, Burnside, Iowa

Quinn Michael Nelson, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

Thanh ThiThien Nguyen, Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa

About Catholic Health Initiatives in Nebraska

Alegent Creighton Health and the Catholic Health Initiatives organizations in Nebraska are integrating to create single, regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization will consist of 16 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Nearly 15,900 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2013, the organization provided a combined $130.7 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.

16 hospitals:

Bergan Mercy Medical Center - Omaha
Community Memorial Hospital - Missouri Valley, IA
Creighton University Medical Center - Omaha
Good Samaritan Hospital - Kearney
Immanuel Medical Center - Omaha
Lakeside Hospital - Omaha
Memorial Community Hospital - Blair
Memorial Hospital - Schuyler
Mercy Hospital - Corning, IA
Mercy Hospital - Council Bluffs, IA
Midlands Hospital - Papillion
Nebraska Heart Hospital - Lincoln
Plainview Hospital - Plainview
Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center - Lincoln
Saint Francis Medical Center - Grand Island
St. Mary's Community Hospital – Nebraska City

2 Stand-alone, Inpatient Behavioral Health Facilities:

Lasting Hope Recovery Center - Omaha
Richard Young Behavioral Health Center - Kearney


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