BRANDON — Twenty students from greater-Brandon-area public high schools recently received $1,000 scholarships from the medical staff of Brandon Regional Hospital.
Dr. Joseph Corcoran, the hospital’s chief medical officer, and Dr. Michael Siegman, thoracic surgeon, presented the awards to Tahina Fils-Aimé of East Bay High School, Tiffany Goller of Brandon High School, Kaitlyn Kepics of Spoto High School, Krista Lape of Riverview High School, Brian Laxton of Newsome High School, Leticia Mandujano of Strawberry Crest High School, Lauren McCullum of Bloomingdale High School, Lauren Pilley of East Bay High School, Brianna Tinsley of Armwood High School and Jessica Williams of Durant High School.
Another 10 scholarships were given to dependents of Brandon Regional Hospital employees: Julia Brinkley, Andres Caraballo, Dominique Cruickshank, George Francis, Julienne Javier-Ramos, Philip Joseph, Rachael Moore, Hunter Sutherland, Olivia Wederbrand and Matthew Wisecarver.
The hospital’s medical staff funded the bulk of these awards and formed a review committee to choose the winners.
Brandon Regional Hospital, 119 Oakfield Drive, is a 398-bed acute-care facility with a 25-bed behavioral health center. It is certified as a primary stroke center, has a reflux center, heart and vascular center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital has started performing elective deliveries at 39 weeks gestation, where medically indicated.
For further information, visit www.BrandonRegional Hospital.com.
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