PLANO, Texas, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As part
of its commitment to educating healthcare professionals and serving
communities, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation has made a
$25,000 endowment to the nursing
program at the University of Saint
Francis in Fort Wayne,
The established "Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation Endowed
Nursing Scholarship" will be awarded to University of Saint Francis nursing students based
upon character, academic ability, and financial need.
"We are beyond excited about the opportunity to provide this
nursing scholarship," said Lara
Beck, Vice President of Operations for Heart to Heart
Hospice. "In a year when many things have been cut back or
eliminated altogether, it's an honor to work for a company that
still sees education as a top priority and the nursing profession
as an extremely important part of the healthcare continuum."
In acknowledging the endowment, Dr. Wendy Clark, Graduate Nursing Program Director,
said that many USF nursing graduates have sought opportunities in
hospice and palliative care, finding their vocation in serving some
of the community's most vulnerable.
"By the nature of our culture here at the University of Saint Francis, our graduate nursing
students actively listen to their patients and their families,
looking for opportunities to treat with a holistic approach," Dr.
Clark said. She pointed to a course in the MSN program focused on
older adults and those with chronic conditions in which students
learn to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care.
"Our students develop advanced registered nursing practice that
addresses the spiritual as well as the physical needs of the
patient," she added.
The Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation endowment is made
available through the foundation's Education and Scholarship
program – one of its unique programs designed to reach those in the
community by providing greater care, greater education, and a
commitment to celebrate life.
"We believe that the greatest impact we have is through the
ripple effect of education," said Kelly
Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Heart to Heart Hospice and
President of Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation. "By training
compassionate caregivers today, we are creating a brighter
tomorrow. We are pleased to be a part of the highly respected
nursing program at the University of Saint
About Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation
Funded primarily through generous donations from families and
friends of Heart to Heart Hospice patients, the Heart to Heart
Hospice Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity that
provides financial support for patients nearing end-of-life, their
families, and the greater community through various charitable
programs. Each program includes financial support for critical
unmet needs, as well as much-needed education for the
under-utilized and often misinterpreted field of hospice and
palliative care. Learn more about the Heart to Heart Hospice
About Heart to Heart Hospice
Heart to Heart Hospice, founded in 2003, is one of the largest
private providers of hospice care in the
United States. Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth
Metroplex, Heart to Heart provides a broad range of hospice
services to patients with life-limiting illnesses across 43
locations in Texas, Michigan and Indiana. At Heart to Heart, we understand both
the physical and emotional challenges for our patients and their
loved ones and our care team is committed to providing them with
what they need most: comfort, support and dignity. Learn more about
Heart to Heart Hospice.
Audra Hewitt, Heart to Heart
Hospice Foundation, 855-432-7826, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation