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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Awards $3,000 in Scholarships to KentuckyOne Nurses - Archived


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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Awards
$3,000 in Scholarships to KentuckyOne Nurses
Three nurses awarded scholarships in the Mount Sterling area

Mt. Sterling, Ky. (November 13, 2017) – The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, recently awarded three $1,000 scholarships to KentuckyOne nurses in the Mount Sterling area, who are looking to expand their career in nursing and health care. The funding will help provide the nurses with scholarship opportunities and the ability to help pay off student loans

Patients and their families regularly depend on a nurse’s physical and mental aid during healing and recovery. These scholarships allow students to have the most up-to-date tools and training to not only benefit their future careers in nursing, but to benefit patients and make a difference in their lives.

This is the first year the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation has awarded scholarships. A reception was held on Thursday, October 26 at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling to honor the students chosen to receive a scholarship.

“Nurses often make sacrifices to improve themselves and, ultimately, to improve the care they provide to their patients,” said Leslie Smart, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation. “We’re honored to award scholarships to these deserving students whose future sacrifices will result in wellness, healing and hope for all those we serve.”

The nurses who were awarded a scholarship include Lana McDonald, who is pursuing a nursing and leadership degree from Western Governors University; Ashley Stephens, who is pursuing a BSN from Walden University; and Cynthia Bailey, who is pursuing a BSN from Morehead University.

For more information on KentuckyOne Health’s nursing program, contact the recruitment hotline at 844.889.1200, or email [email protected]. For more information on incentives offered by KentuckyOne Health, visit


Group photo (left to right): Cinda Fluke (vice president of operations, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling), Andy Baker (chair, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation), Lana McDonald, Ashley Stephens, Cynthia Bailey, Leslie Smart (president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation).

About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation
Saint Joseph Hospital Mount Sterling Foundation supports KentuckyOne Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 42-bed community hospital located just off Interstate 64 in Mount Sterling, KY. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011, but the legacy of its mission dates back to 1918. The hospital primarily serves Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Powell and Rowan counties.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

Publish date: 

Monday, November 13, 2017