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MCMCF announces scholarship recipient

From left: Tina Johnson, Director of Nurses; Diedre Hill, Scholarship Recipient and Jerry Hubbard, Administrator of the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. (Courtesy photo)

ISHPEMING — Marquette County Medical Care Facility announces that Diedre Hill has received one of nine $1,000 2020 Gary Easton Scholarship Awards from the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council.

She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant at Marquette County Medical Care Facility since January 2018. Diedre is pursuing a degree in nursing at Northern Michigan University.

“We are proud to see Diedre honored for her academic achievements, and we wish her well on her college studies,” said Jerry Hubbard, Administrator in a press release. “We are pleased that our association with the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council has made this scholarship available to our employees and their family members.”

Recipients of the Easton Scholarship must be employed at a MCMCFC member facility for at least one year, or be the spouse or child of an employee, and be majoring in a health or human services field of study at a junior or senior level with a minimum 3.0 grade point average or accepted into a certified nursing program. The applicant’s extracurricular activities and community service experiences are also taken into consideration.

Since 1989, MCMCFC has awarded about $170,000 in scholarships benefiting approximately 200 students.

The scholarship is funded through the organization’s annual golf outing, silent auction and raffle held during its Spring Management Conference. The scholarship was renamed in 2018 for Gary Easton, long-serving administrator of Lapeer County MCF and coordinator of the scholarship program, annual golf outing and chairman of the scholarship committee.

The Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council is the statewide association of county-owned medical care facilities dedicated to the care and treatment of those patients who must be released from an acute care hospital, but are still in need of skilled nursing services, therapeutic and/or rehabilitation services.

For more information about MCMCFC, visit www.mcmcfc.org.

Marquette County Medical Care Facility is located at 200 Saginaw St.in Ishpeming.

For more information about Marquette County Medical Care Facility call 906-485-1061 or visit www.mqtcmcf.org.

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