Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital's Physicians Awards College Scholarships to 12 Outstanding Local Students

(CINCINNATI; May 27, 2016) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the physicians of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital have once again helped outstanding local students with college scholarships.

“The Medical Staff strongly supports the community surrounding the hospital and is pleased to help the youth of our community, who will, in the future, also support our community,” said psychiatrist Larry Graham, MD, who sits on the hospital’s scholarship committee together with emergency medicine physician Janice Jones, MD and anesthesiologist Michael Fiedler, MD.  

The Medical Staff at Clermont Hospital recognized 12 students with scholarship awards of $1,500 each:
• Maggie Block, Amelia High School, will attend Otterbein University to become a physician assistant
• Alissa Burns, New Richmond High School, will attend the University of Cincinnati to become a physical therapist 
• Gabrielle Crooks, Goshen High School, will attend Transylvania University to pursue a degree in clinical psychology
• Paige Cummins, Felicity-Franklin High School, will attend the University of Cincinnati’s Allied Health Program and is already a certified state-tested nurse assistant
• Bethany Grayless, Eastern Brown High School, is still deciding which college she will attend and intends to become a registered dietitian
• Mariah Harville, Goshen High School, will attend Northern Kentucky University to study psychology and she intends to become a child psychologist
• Mariah Hauser, Goshen High School, will attend Wright State University to pursue a nursing degree, specializing in neonatal care before ultimately becoming a nurse practitioner.
• Bayley Johnson, Georgetown High School, will attend the University of Tennessee for her pre-med degree in psychology and intends to go to Johns Hopkins University to pursue her medical degree
• Katie Mounts, Bethel-Tate High School, will attend the University of Cincinnati to pursue a degree in biology before pursuing a career in physical therapy
• Karisa Schock, Goshen High School, will attend the St. Louis College of Pharmacy to become a pharmacist
• Jessica Shafer, Clermont Northeastern High School, will attend the University of Cincinnati to study biochemistry and the field of hematology
• Kyle Smith, Milford High School, is still determining which college he will attend to pursue a pre-med degree and intends to go into medical research and pediatrics 

This is the 11th year that Clermont Hospital has recognized local students with Physicians’ Scholarship Awards. The hospital’s medical staff funds the scholarships, which are available to eligible students completing their senior year of high school at a school located in Adams, Brown or Clermont County and who are preparing to graduate and attend college to pursue a career in healthcare-related fields.