Southern Hills Hospital, a member of the Sunrise Health System, awarded $24,000 in scholarship funds to six Southern Nevada high school seniors supporting their college education focusing on healthcare careers. Scholarships were awarded at The Public Education Foundation’s annual scholarship luncheon held at The Venetian. The High School to Healthcare Scholarship program is administered through the hospital’s partnership with The Public Education Foundation. Each student was awarded $1,000 per year for four years toward their college expenses.

“Southern Hills Hospital is proud to invest in our talented youth in Nevada,” said Joyce Goedeke, Southern Hills Hospital Vice President of Marketing/Public Relations. “The High School to Healthcare Scholarship program provides opportunities to these hard working students and supports their desire to become our future healthcare leaders.“

Scholarship recipients are from the following high schools: Clark, Liberty, Southwest Career and Technical Academy and West Career and Technical Academy.

Recipient and West Career and Technical Academy student Jon Andre Parrilla said, “Healthcare is engrained in my DNA. Ever since I was young, I was exposed to the medical field. I am excited for the advancements of medical technology and the enhancement of patient care, and I cannot wait to see how I fit into the field of healthcare.”

Southern Hills Hospital created the High School to Healthcare Scholarship program in 2014, when it collaborated with The Public Education Foundation. The scholarship funds were a result of the hospital’s Balloon Festival, which occurs annually to raise money for a local non-profit. Funds were raised through event sponsorships and vendor fees. Since 2014, Southern Hills Hospital has awarded $84,000 to 21 high school seniors in Nevada.

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About Southern Hills Hospital

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas in 2015 and a Best Hospital Winners’ Circle Award recipient in 2016, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

In 2016, Southern Hills Hospital opened a second emergency room called ER at The Lakes, a full service emergency room that is just four miles north of the main hospital campus. This hospital-based ER is the first of its kind in Nevada. In 2017, Southern Hills Hospital added a newly created Graduate Medical Education program with its inaugural class in Family Medicine. Additionally, Southern Hills Hospital is building an 80-bed psychiatric facility that will treat adolescents through adults, expected to open in 2018. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

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Las Vegas, NV 89148
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