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Health Care Scholarships
Offered by Chester River Health System

The Chester River Health System is offering three $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning careers in the health care field. One scholarship will be given to a June graduate of Kent County High School, one to a Queen Anne High School graduate and to one a Kent Island High School graduate.

Applicants must have been accepted at a two- or-four-year college, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and demonstrate active involvement in school and community activities.

Interested students may contact their guidance counselors for more information or to obtain an application form. Applications must be submitted by April 14 to the health system's human resources department located at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown.

The scholarship program was originally established by Chester River Hospital Center's board of directors to assist local students pursuing health care careers and to help increase the supply of qualified health care professionals. Awards of $500 have been made to one student at each high school in the two counties for nine years. With the creation of the Chester River Health System and the building of the school in Kent Island, the decision was made to expand and increase the program.

The Chester River Health System was created by the Board of Directors of Chester River Hospital Center in 1997 and became operational in January 1998. It includes the Hospital, Chester River Home Care & Hospice and Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. The purpose of CRHS is to provide for the health care of the community through a network of community-based services.

Chester River Hospital Center is a not-for-profit community hospital serving people in Kent and northern Queen Anne's Counties. The 64-bed acute care hospital's medical staff is comprised of approximately 80 physicians. In 1997 Chester River Hospital Center became the first community hospital to affiliate with Johns Hopkins Medicine, a world-renowned teaching hospital and medical school.

Chester River Home Care & Hospice provides skilled nursing, physicaltherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work, hospice, home care aide, intravenous therapy and maternal/newborn services.

Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, located in Chestertown, is a 94-bed facility providing skilled, intermediate, domiciliary, hospice, respite, and rehabilitation care.