February 24, 2014
Dr. Carlos Santos, right, presents a check to scholarship winners (left photo) Cari Koerner, daughter of Thomas Koerner of Respiratory Care Services and Matthew Rebmann, son of Susan Rebmann, RN, of the 7 West Unit.
In 2012, the Mercy Hospital Medical Staff established a college scholarship program for children of Mercy associates using funds made available through physician dues.
“The purpose of this program is to provide some assistance and facilitate the ability of our hospital staff members and their dependents to follow their dreams,” said Dr. Carlos Santos, an OB/GYN physician who previously served on the Medical Executive Committee and led the efforts to set up the scholarship fund.
This year, the program awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Matthew Rebmann, son of Susan Rebmann, RN and Cari Koerner, daughter of Thomas Koerner of Respiratory Care. Academic achievement, community service, and leadership were among the criteria considered.
This article appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of Mercy Connection, the official newsletter of Mercy Hospital.