Bartlett Regional | House Calls | Fall 2018

By Maria Uchytil, Executive Director Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation According to U.S. News , health care professions account for 20 of the 25 best jobs in 2018 due to the high demand for health services and the salaries these positions command. Gazing into my crystal ball, I see a continued increase in demand for medical professionals, due in part to our aging baby boomer generation. It’s fall, and students are returning to school. Many who are graduating may be planning to continue their education with training in one of these 20 occupations, which include physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, dentists, and dental surgeons. That’s why it’s never too early to start thinking of financial aid for that next level of schooling and checking out the requirements for our Edelman Scholarship Endowment, which awards up to $5,000 annually. Grace and Phil Edelman lived in Alaska, and eventually Juneau, from the early 1950s until their deaths in 2006 and 2002, respectively. They worked hard and served the community they loved. Today, they continue to play an important role through their endowment, the Grace and Phil Edelman Health Sciences scholarship, created to increase access to health care in our region. ElevenEdelman scholarshipwinners A total of $195,000 has been awarded since 2009. Eleven scholarship recipients received a total of $34,000 for 2018–2019. This year’s recipients have demonstrated a strong commitment to health sciences and to returning to Southeast Alaska at the conclusion of their studies. The college students who received the scholarships are Maike Undurraga- Perl, nursing, UAA-UAS cohort; Audrey Morton, nursing, UAA-Petersburg cohort; Vinh Lee, nursing, UAA; Kimiko Urata and Nathan Ord, University of Washington Medical School; Gabriella Worden, family nurse practitioner, Seattle University; Samantha Heidersdorf, nursing, University of Arizona; Elena Bryson : nursing, Linfield College; Cheyenne Siverly, Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Hawaii–Manoa; Charlee Gribbon, Master of Public Health, UAA; and Hanah Elizard, nursing, Gonzaga University. In the future, these students will join past recipients working in the capital city and southeast, including Bartlett’s Sara Roemeling and Melina Mack , and our own board member, Lauren Hopson, CPNP , Glacier Pediatrics. These individuals exemplify why the Edelmans created their endowment—their legacy lives on. 3260 Hospital Drive Juneau, AK 99801 Standard U.S. Postage PAID Portland, OR Permit No. 2901 Connect with us Provider directory: Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai The view from the back of the House (Calls) Lauren Hopson is a 2017 graduate of Columbia University (master’s in nursing), 2015 graduate of Whitman College (bachelor’s in nursing), a 2016 Edelman Scholar, and a member of the Bartlett Hospital Foundation board of directors. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP) at Glacier Pediatrics. Sarah Roemeling is a 2016 graduate of Seattle Pacific University (bachelor’s in nursing) and a 2015 and 2016 Edelman Scholar. She works in obstetrics at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Melina Mack is a 2016 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage (bachelor’s in nursing) and a 2016 Edelman Scholar. She works in the ICU at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Past recipients working in the capital city