The 2016 Donna Swartzfager Memorial Fund Award Winners were announced this past week and were recognized in front of hospital officials and Team Members for their outstanding achievements and dedication to providing top-tier healthcare.
The Donna Swartzfager Fund provides financial awards to East Jefferson General Hospital Team Members seeking higher education, professional development growth and certifications. This semi-endowed fund is a donor directed fund that is managed through the investments and Investment Committee of The Foundation.
The fund was created in 2010 after the sudden passing of then Medical Staff Director Donna Swartzfager from heart disease. Medical staff leadership and Donna’s family – husband Ken, siblings Ronnie Zarba and Carol McDaniel and children Kelly and Kyle -created and oversee the disbursements of the fund, which serves as a living memorial to honor the service, dedication and guidance Donna provided to the medical staff and team members during her long tenure at EJGH.
2016 Recipients: Elizabeth Dannewald – Nurse Practitioner Degree
Elvis Smith – Conference Fee for EMS World Conference
Jocelyn Amador – Nursing Degree
Candice Waguespack – Conference Registration Fee for Critical Care Nurses Conference
Carol Wedig – Conference Registration Fee for Critical Care Nurses Conference
Scott Hunter – Conference Registration Fee for Critical Care Nurses Conference
Kendrall Cole – Nursing Degree