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WCA Hospital Public Relations
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W.C.A. Foundation Awards Messina Scholarship

WCA Hospital
Shannon Fitzgerald received the 2010 Mary Lou Messina Scholarship.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, December 13, 2010)—TheW.C.A. Foundation, Inc., officials recently announced the 2010 Mary Lou  Messina Scholarship award recipient, Shannon Fitzgerald, WCA Hospital Nurses Aide on the hospital’s 3B Nursing Unit.  Ms. Fitzgerald is currently enrolled in Gannon University’s Baccalaureate Nursing curriculum program. 

The scholarship is awarded in Memory of Mary Lou Messina who was an R.N. at WCA Hospital from 1979 – 2004.  She worked in the Special Care Unit, Recovery Room, Pain Management, and Ambulatory Surgery Center.  Mary Lou’s love for nursing was only outweighed by her love for her family and friends.  She was very dedicated to the nursing profession and loved what she did.  She loved taking care of people.  She could set her patients at ease with her laugh and her smile.  She had healing hands and a healing heart.  The scholarship funds are applied toward the cost of books for a course(s) leading to a degree in Nursing. 

To learn more about the Mary Lou Messina Scholarship, a fund held by the W.C.A. Hospital Foundation, interested individuals may contact the Foundation office at (716) 664-5461.

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