Medical Staff to Award Eight Scholarhips

March 2, 2012

$16,000 Gift Supports New London-Area Students Pursuing Healthcare Careers

Eight seniors who will be continuing their education in the healthcare field from Clintonville, Hortonville, Manawa, Marion, New London (2), Shiocton, and Weyauwega-Fremont High Schools have the opportunity to receive $2,000 scholarships, thanks to the Medical Staff at New London Family Medical Center and ThedaCare Physicians-New London.

“Our Medical Staff continues to support the healthcare aspirations of local students,” said Paul Hoell, MD, medical staff president. “Their education in healthcare will be of great benefit to the community in the future.”

The eight awards will be granted through the Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation, who will recognize seniors planning to pursue healthcare careers. Applications are available in the guidance offices of their respective high schools. Deadlines for the applications will vary by school.

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation was founded in 2003. Its mission is to seek and secure financial resources that ensure New London Family Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, education and outreach. New London Family Medical Center and The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation serve Waupaca, Outagamie and surrounding counties.

New London Family Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital that has been in operation since 1930. The hospital is part of ThedaCare and provides inpatient and outpatient surgery; a 24-hour emergency department; physical, occupational and speech therapies; diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging; pain management; transitional care; and a ThedaCare At Home retail store. The New London Birth Center opened in 2005, featuring a warm and inviting atmosphere along with a process to help families create the ideal birth experience. ThedaCare Physicians-New London shares the campus of New London Family Medical Center. The medical office building opened in 2003 and integrates space for family physicians, a wide variety of visiting specialists, and new hospital services. An expansion of the medical campus opened in 2010.

For more information, media may contact Megan Wilcox, APR, (megan.wilcox@thedacare.org), corporate and public relations specialist for ThedaCare, at (920) 830-5847, or pager (920) 554-0730.