LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2016) – Southern Hills Hospital, a member of the Sunrise Health System, awarded $40,000 in scholarship funds to 10 Southern Nevada high school seniors supporting their college education focusing on healthcare careers. 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.

Scholarship Recipients

Pictured: Eight of 10 recipients who attended The Public Education Foundation Annual Scholarship Luncheon, plus Southern Hills Hospital CEO Adam Rudd and Vice President of Marketing/Public Relations Joyce Goedeke.

“Southern Hills Hospital is proud to support the youth in our community,” said Adam Rudd, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Southern Hills Hospital. “We are in the business of caring for people, both inside and outside of our hospital walls. The High School to Healthcare Scholarship program is an extension of our giving back to our community.”

Rudd added: “By investing in these talented and intelligent students, we are awarding their hard work, perseverance and supporting their desire to become our future healthcare leaders. We need their expertise to care for us all someday.”

Scholarship recipients are from the following high schools: Basic Academy, CSN West, Rancho, Sierra Vista, Virgin Valley, West Career and Technical Academy and West Prep Academy.

Southern Hills Hospital created the High School to Healthcare Scholarship program in 2014, when it partnered 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. In 2015, the event raised approximately $38,000, which was added to the remaining balance from the 2014 event.

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About Southern Hills Hospital

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a new 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, neurology and spine unit, OB-GYN, 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. The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – the only Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for five consecutive years. 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.

Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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