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Nazareth Hospital announces 2013 Terry Larkins Memorial Scholarship winner

Friday July 12, 2013
Standing from left are Nazareth Hospital Executive Director/Administrator Nancy Cherone; scholarship winner Karen Tranchitella, RN; and Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO Michael F. Beshel, RN. Tranchitella received a $2,500 scholarship to pursue her nursing degree at Immaculata (Pa.) University.
Standing from left are Nazareth Hospital Executive Director/Administrator Nancy Cherone; scholarship winner Karen Tranchitella, RN; and Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO Michael F. Beshel, RN. Tranchitella received a $2,500 scholarship to pursue her nursing degree at Immaculata (Pa.) University.
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At an awards ceremony during National Nurses Week, Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia announced the 2013 winner of the Terry Larkins Memorial Scholarship is Karen Tranchitella, RN, of the hospitalís short procedure unit. This scholarship is worth $2,500 toward an academic nursing degree, which Tranchitella is pursuing at Immaculata (Pa.) University.

The Terry Larkins Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by her family, friends and colleagues to honor the memory of Terry Larkins, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN. Larkins was a nurse educator and nursing director at Nazareth Hospital and later at St. Agnes Medical Center whose infectious passion for nursing and professional development influenced many of her colleagues, according to a news release. Larkins died in a car accident the fall of 2002.

"The Terry Larkins Memorial Scholarship Fund keeps the memory of an amazing educator and nurse alive," Michael F. Beshel, RN, MBA, MHA, BSN, NE-BC, vice president of patient care services and CNO, said in the release. "Terryís legacy is continuing to advance the professional development of Nazarethís nursing staff."


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