& Queen Anne's Hospital
Health Care Scholarships Offered
by Chester River Health System
Elizabeth H. Morris
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's High School graduate and one to 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 12 to the human resources department located at
Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown.
The scholarship program was established to assist local students pursuing
health care careers and to help increase the supply of qualified health
The Chester River Health 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.
Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital
serving people in Kent and Queen Anne's Counties. The acute care hospital's
medical staff is comprised of approximately 80 physicians. In 1997
Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital 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, physical
therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work,
hospice, home care aide, intravenous therapy and maternal/newborn
services. Additionally, a personal care service provides trained staff
to assist clients with the activities of daily living, enabling them
to remain independent.
Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, located in Chestertown,
is a 97-bed facility providing skilled, intermediate, assisted living,
hospice, respite, and rehabilitation care.