Since 2003, LOHF awards scholarships to deserving students who are beginning their nursing education, as well as students who are looking to advance their nursing careers in an effort to improve care for everyone in Lancaster County. During that time, we have given out more than $1.2 million in scholarship money, and we are pleased to continue to support nurses in our area as they begin or continue their education. This year, we invested $61,125 in the education of 28 local nursing students and we are proud to highlight some of them in our Nurses Scholarship Recipient Series. Check back each week leading up to The Extraordinary Give to get to know some of our 2016 recipients!
When circumstances in Jeimary Ramos’ life should have deterred her from pursuing her dreams, she defied the odds. Determined to make a difference in her community, Jeimary focused on obstetrics, specifically children’s behavioral health, right from the start at SouthEast Lancaster Health Services. She works as a bilingual LPN, doing prenatal nursing, and her experience at SouthEast has given her a great understanding of behavioral health. Her dreams have driven her to take the next step in her career and continue to make a difference as an RN. ”My goal is to be an RN at Women and Babies Hospital helping women deliver their babies while using my language skills to make women feel more comfortable during their stay.”
Jeimary’s determined attitude allows her to thrive in medical industry. “Her initiative in employing new ideas in the Women’s Health department is inspiring. The fact that she became a lead nurse in such a short period of time shows her perseverance” one of Jeimary’s colleagues explains. Jeimary has been described as positive, dedicated, and a leader. She has served as a mentor at SouthEast Lancaster Health Services and has also developed SouthEast’s OB triage duties and protocols.
As a recipient of the LOHF Nurse Scholarship, Jeimary is pursuing her Registered Nurse (RN) degree at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. She hopes to one day have an impact on the broader community and make a difference in many people’s lives.
LOHF is committed to improving the public health and well-being in Lancaster County. Through grants and scholarships, including our Nurses Scholarship Program, we advance mental wellness of children and youth in Lancaster County by facilitating access, education and coordination of resources. Help us make a difference during the 2016 Extraordinary Give! Stop by our Extra Give Drop-in Breakfast on November 18 at LOHF from 7:30-9:00 a.m. for a catered breakfast and make a donation to kick start The Extraordinary Give. For more information on The Extraordinary Give or to make a donation online, please visit extragive.org.