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Thank You!

Grateful Hoag Nurse Scholarship Recipients Express Their Appreciation

Karen Koeller, RN, MSN, OCN Oncology Outpatient Cancer Treatment Center Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Thanks to the Argyros Family Foundation nursing scholarship, I have been able to complete the California State University Long Beach Family Nurse Practitioner program. Your visionary compassion and steadfast commitment to the health care community and nursing profession is legendary.

Jennifer F. West, RN, BSN Perioperative Services Hoag Orthopedic Institute

My dream of graduating with a BSN Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Dominguez Hills came true because of the nursing scholarships from Hoag. You have made a difference in my life, the lives of my family and, most importantly, the lives of my patients I am blessed to serve each day.

Elizabeth Gomez, RN, BSN Cardiovascular Intensive Care Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

I want to thank Julia Argyros for her generosity to Hoag nursing. It was due to her gift that I was able to receive my BSN in nursing without it being a financial burden on my family. It means the world that she chose to donate this money to Hoag nurses!

Diana Malcomson, MSN, RN, PHN Administrative House Supervisor Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

With your scholarship, and through Hoag’s support, I was able to graduate with my MSN in Leadership in Healthcare. The nurses here at Hoag will continue to honor you through the care we provide.

Rania Hanna, RN, BSN Hoag Orthopedic Institute

My lifelong dream of being a Family Nurse Practitioner is moving forward thanks to the educational scholarships you funded. Thank you for your generosity. Without scholarship patrons willing to support nursing education, students such as myself would be unable to pursue advanced health care degrees.

Siddarth Arya, RN, BSN, PHN Oncology Outpatient Cancer Treatment Center, Newport Beach and Irvine

A simple thank you seems inadequate for the deep gratitude I feel towards you for affording me the opportunity to enhance my nursing education. Thank you for believing in the quality of nursing at Hoag. Because of your generous donation to Hoag’s nursing scholarship program, my personal educational goal came to fruition.

Cristi Bristol, RN, CDE Diabetic Patient Educator Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

I want to personally thank you so much for your generous gift that is helping me achieve my academic goals. Without your generous financial support, it would be extremely difficult to finance this degree on my own and would take much longer to accomplish. Although I have not completed the program yet, I am learning so much. I am so very grateful that you would help a complete stranger in such a selfless and amazing way!


About Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest health care systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.

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