Partnering with Grayson College, Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation helps impact the future of nursing and community health
Plano, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/11/2019 -- As part of its commitment to educating healthcare professionals and serving communities, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation has made a $25,000 endowment to the nursing program at Grayson College in Denison, Texas.
The "Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation Endowed Nursing Scholarship" will be awarded to Grayson College nursing students based upon character, academic ability and financial need.
"Grayson College is well-regarded for turning out highly trained, competent and compassionate nurses," said Robert Watson, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Hospice of North Texas. He noted that the Sherman location currently employs 18 nurses, many of whom are graduates of Grayson College, and that it participates with the school in clinical rotations for nurses interested in careers in hospice and end-of-life care.
"Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system," said Watson. "Even with all the new technology, bedside nursing is still essential. When you're sick, you want a well-educated, caring person by your side taking care of you," he added.
In accepting the endowment, Grayson College President Dr. Jeremy McMillen called the scholarship "an investment in students and their future."
The Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation is "helping make dreams come true for those who want to work in all phases of nursing," added Randall W. Truxal, Executive Director of the Grayson College Foundation.
Dava Washburn, Ph.D. and Vice President of Instruction at Grayson College, expressed gratitude for the scholarship specifically designed to help nursing students, which she said will greatly assist in the school's efforts to continue strengthening the quality of health care in the region.
The Education and Scholarship program is one of four unique programs through which the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation reaches those in need to provide greater care, greater education and a commitment to celebrate life.
"We believe that the greatest impact we have is through the ripple effect of education," said Kelly Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Heart to Heart Hospice and President of Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation. "By training compassionate caregivers today, we are creating a brighter tomorrow," he said. "We are pleased to be a part of the growing and highly respected nursing program at Grayson College."
About Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation
Funded primarily through generous donations from families and friends of Heart to Heart Hospice patients, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity that provides financial support for patients nearing end-of-life, their families, and the greater community through various charitable programs. Each program includes financial support for critical unmet needs, as well as much-needed education for the under-utilized and often misinterpreted field of hospice and palliative care. Learn more about the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation.
About Heart to Heart Hospice
Heart to Heart Hospice, founded in 2003, is one of the largest private providers of hospice care in the United States. Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Heart to Heart provides a broad range of hospice services to patients with life-limiting illnesses across 37 locations in Texas, Michigan and Indiana. At Heart to Heart, we understand both the physical and emotional challenges for our patients and their loved ones and our care team is committed to providing them with what they need most: comfort, support and dignity. Learn more about Heart to Heart Hospice.
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