Oswego Health Auxiliary Announces Annual Scholarship Winners

Members of the Oswego Health Auxiliary presented three scholarships recently along with a fourth scholarship given by the Twigs, a volunteer group, which was founded in 1907 to raise money for Oswego Hospital.

Each scholarship allows an employee to advance their education in the healthcare field.

Scholarship winners announced
Scholarship winners announced

The scholarship winners are pictured seated and from the left include, Ulrike Talamo, an Oswego Hospital patient care technician who received the Twigs scholarship.

She is attending Cayuga Community College to become an EKG technician.

Also pictured are Elizabeth Hillier, an emergency department nurse attending Utica College to earn her bachelor’s degree; Melissa Reeves, a social worker and rehab case manager at The Manor, attending the University of Maryland online to earn a master’s degree in healthcare management; and Christy Cass, a health information management supervisor, attending Rasmussen College online to earn her associate’s degree in health information technology. She intends to become certified as a Registered Health Information Technician.

Standing from the left, Oswego Health’s Chief Nursing Officer Valerie Favata, along with Auxiliary members Mary Margaret Restuccio, scholarship committee member; Terri Smith, president Barbara Handley-Place and Oswego Health Director of Volunteers and Auxiliary Sarah Weigelt.