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Fort HealthCare Scholarship Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fort HealthCare recently provided a total of $10,400 in scholarship money to ten area residents. Fort HealthCare believes that investing in students who have shown academic leadership or community involvement will result in future leaders able to make their communities healthier places.

The Estelle Stinson Chase & Peter A. Chase Scholarships are awarded to Fort HealthCare employees who are studying nursing at an accredited college or university. This year’s recipient was Lisa Rudolph, a resident of Milton and student at Walden University. Rudolph is the Staff Training and Simulation Specialist in the Fort HealthCare Learning Lab.

Two $1,200 Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarships were awarded to students studying medicine or nursing at an accredited institution of higher learning. Recipient Amanda Ciske, of Fort Atkinson, is currently attending UW-Oshkosh. The other recipient, Erin Gabbey, is from Whitewater and attends school at Carroll University.

Five $1,000 Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Scholarships were awarded to students pursuing a degree in a medical or health science field. Cacia Scheler, of Helenville, is a student at Concordia University. Nicki Smiley is from Fort Atkinson and a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. Breah Klemp, an athletic trainer at Fort HealthCare, attends UW-Madison and is from Cambridge. Kasey Struck, of Lake Mills, is a student at Wisconsin Luthern College. Megan Nelson, an endoscopy technician at Fort Memorial Hospital, attends MATC and is from Lake Mills.

The Scott W. Hulstein Scholarship was established by his parents, Gerrit and Rebecca Hulstein in his memory. Applicants must be residents of Jefferson County and pursuing higher education in the health care field. This year, two $750 scholarships were awarded to Morgan Brittain and Zachary Linse. Brittain is a Fort Atkinson native who attended Fort Atkinson High School. Linse lives in Jefferson and attended Jefferson High School.

Fort HealthCare is an integrated hospital and health system that attracts patients from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Fort Memorial Hospital is a modern, fully accredited, acute care facility with 82 licensed beds. More than 100 physicians are on staff. Fort Medical Group, a subsidiary of Fort HealthCare, currently employs more than 60 physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers. Fort Medical Group clinics offering primary and specialty surgical care are located in Fort Atkinson, Cambridge, Johnson Creek, Jefferson, Lake Mills and Whitewater. Other services offered by Fort HealthCare include occupational medicine, rehabilitation and sports medicine, wound care, urgent care, home health, a preferred provider network for employers known as FortCare and more. Fort HealthCare is a partner in the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center at Johnson Creek and in the Advanced Pain Management Fort Atkinson ambulatory surgery center. Most major health insurance products are accepted. For more information, please go to