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Contact: Brigetta E. Overcash
WCA Foundation Executive Director
(716) 664-5461

WCA Foundation Awards Vivian Wettingfeld Scholarship

WCA Hospital
Paul Fardink, secretary of the WCA Foundation Board of Directors, presents the Vivian Wettingfeld Scholarship award to Melinda Berg, a nurse aide at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, January 2, 2013)-Melinda Berg was awarded the WCA Foundation Vivian Wettingfeld Scholarship to assist her in her nursing education at Jamestown Community College. Ms. Berg is a nurse aide at WCA Hospital and a third semester nursing degree student. She anticipates her registered nursing degree will help her be even more involved in the care plans of her patients. As an RN she anticipates being a patient advocate with the doctors of WCA Hospital and her patient’s families.

The scholarship award is given to an employee of the Hospital who is pursuing continuing education in the specific field of nursing. When setting up the Vivian Wettingfeld Scholarship in memory of his wife, the late Dr. Robert Wettingfeld wanted to give nurses the opportunity for further education so they could enjoy their nursing careers as much as his wife had.

Tax deductible donations may be made to the Mary Lou Messina Scholarship Fund through the WCA Foundation, P.O. Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.  For more information about this fund or the Foundation, contact Brigetta Overcash, Executive Director, at 716-664-8600; or, Karl Sisson, Director of Development, at 716-487-0141.

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