|Chester River Hospital Center
Kara Schindler Wins Health Care Scholarship
Kara Schindler, of Stevensville, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Chester River Health System to pursue a career in the health care field. She will enter Clemson University in South Carolina this September to major in pre-physical therapy. She hopes to use her knowledge and skills to help individuals regain the use of their bodies after injury or illness.
As a student at Queen Anne’s County High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society, corresponding secretary of the student government association, captain of the varsity cheerleading team, vice president of the “It’s Academic” club and sports editor for the school newspaper. She was awarded an honorable mention in both the Maryland Distinguished Scholar program and the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Talent in the Arts.
The Chester River Health System offers three $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning careers in the health care field. One scholarship is given to a graduate of Queen Anne County High School graduate, one to a Kent Island High School graduate and one to a Kent County High School graduate.
The scholarship program was originally established by Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital’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 local health care system was created by the Board of Directors of Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital 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.