Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation awards scholarships
Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation recently awarded health care professional scholarships to Megan Beck and Teresa Bridges to further their education.
Beck is a clinical dietitian at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She received a $10,000 scholarship toward a Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine that she is pursuing at the University of the Western States. Beck believes she can better care for patients using a more holistic approach to prevent and treat disease by incorporating food and lifestyle as medicine.
Bridges received a $5,000 scholarship for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is pursuing nursing education credentials to move into nursing leadership roles at Legacy Mount Hood. Bridges began her career at Legacy Mount Hood 10 years ago as a registered nurse, and she works on the Medical Specialties inpatient unit. Her length of service is evidence of her loyalty to Legacy Mount Hood and she has an unwavering commitment to provide the highest quality care for her patients.
The Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation awards a health care professional scholarship each year to one or more individuals. The scholarships help employees of Legacy Mount Hood seek additional education to advance their career in health care. “Giving education grants are our way of contributing to an employee’s future while maintaining the highest quality of health care in East County,” said J. Michael Schultz, executive director, Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation. These education scholarships help foster personal growth and professional achievement by investing in individuals who work and live in the cities and counties served by Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.
Legacy Mount Hood is East County’s full-service community hospital. The medical center offers advanced medical technology combined with compassionate care since its founding nearly a century ago. Its nationally certified cardiovascular rehabilitation program, breast health center, gastroenterology center, robotic surgery, and the area’s modern Emergency Department serve the growing need for comprehensive healthcare services in Gresham and eastern Multnomah County.
To learn more about supporting any Legacy Health hospital or program, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.