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    Pullman, WA— The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation recently awarded $7,000 in scholarship funding to hospital employees Madisen Hollingshead, Dustene Johnston, Kim Magan and Angela Rinaldi for the 2022 Fall Semester. Hollingshead and Johnston each received the $2,500 Staff Education award to continue their education in healthcare-related fields and Magan and Rinaldi each received $1,000 through the “RN to BSN” Education Award for registered nurses pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


    Madisen Hollingshead has cared for patients at Pullman Regional Hospital for two years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and will graduate her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program this year. “I started my healthcare career as a CNA about 6 years ago. During this time, I discovered my love for respiratory therapy and sought out an education and career focused on that. Now that I have some more hands-on experience in my field, I want to increase my knowledge to further help my patients and in doing so, benefit our beloved hospital,” wrote Hollingshead in her application.


    Dustene Johnston has served Pullman Regional Hospital patients as a registered nurse for five years, Assistant Director of Same-Day Services, and was promoted to Director in 2021. She’s pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership and Management. “I hope to continue the already phenomenal care, service, and culture Pullman Regional Hospital is known for,” stated Johnston in her application.


    Kim Magan, a six-year Pullman Regional Hospital employee and Intensive Care Unit registered nurse, is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. “I love helping patients learn how to achieve healthier lifestyles and watching them achieve goals. I love watching patients have light bulb moments when they realize that they can have better control over acute and chronic illnesses,” wrote Magan in her application. Letters of support described Magan as “an exemplary nurse, genuinely invested in the well-being of her patients and colleagues.” She also mentors new staff and students, providing a safe and nurturing environment for professional growth.


    Angela Rinaldi, a four-year Pullman Regional Hospital employee and Intensive Care Unit registered nurse, is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. “After my experience of working with patients and families through the pandemic, I have been inspired to continue, my education as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner,” wrote Rinaldi in her application. Letters of support describe her as “calm and compassionate, advocating for her patients in a proactive manner” and an “integral part of the ICU team at this facility, providing a positive influence for new employees and students.”


    The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Governance Committee reviews applications and awards funds twice a year for Pullman Regional Hospital employees with Staff Education Awards and RN to BSN Education Awards. In the fall of each year, the Foundation partners with the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Gaskins Scholars program, which honors Bill Gaskins’ legacy within WSU and Pullman Regional Hospital by awarding funds to students committed to serving rural communities

    In 2021, the Foundation awarded $36,000 toward educational pursuits.


    Applications for 2023 Spring awards will be available through the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation in November of 2022.


    Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations

    Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation

    Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242

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