IVCH Foundation Awards Scholarships for 2020


PERU – Students from Peru and Ladd are this year’s winners of four health careers scholarships administered by the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation.

Vanessa Rosales of Peru was awarded two scholarships established by the families of the late Carol Greening and Deb Pyszka, both long-time IVCH nurses. Rosales is enrolled in the nursing program at Illinois Valley Community College. She is also a current IVCH employee.

Vanessa Rosales – Pyszka Scholarship Winner 2020 – PHOTO IVCH

Vanessa Rosales – Greening Scholarship Winner 2020 – PHOTO IVCH

Candace Ramirez of Peru is the 2020 winner of the Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Scholarship established by Anne and the late Don Baker of Peru in memory of their daughter. A student at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ramirez is studying to be a family nurse practitioner.

Candace Ramirez – Heflebower Scholarship Winner 2020 – PHOTO IVCH

A scholarship awarded annually by the IVCH Foundation to a student studying to be a physical therapist this year went to Ladd resident Antonia Cattani, who will be attending Marquette University in Milwaukee. The scholarship was established by the family of the late Brian Lamps, who had been a patient at the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics.

Antonia Cattani – Lamps Scholarship Winner 2020 – PHOTO IVCH