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For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2012

Tobey Hospital Guild announces 2012-2013 scholarship winners

2012 Tobey Guild scholarship winners
Pictured left to right: Josephine Praino, Tobey Hospital Guild Scholarship Chair, Jessica Daffinee, Jessica Hanson, Madison Costa, and Dorothy Rasmussen, Tobey Guild President.

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WAREHAM, Mass. — The Tobey Hospital Guild recently announced $3,000 in scholarship awards to area high school seniors entering college in the fall to pursue a career in health care.

The Guild presented three $1,000 scholarship awards at a reception held May 24 at Salerno's Restaurant in Onset. This year one of the scholarships was awarded in memory of Ronna Santoro, past President of the Tobey Guild. This year's awards were presented by Tobey Hospital Guild Scholarship Chairperson Josephine Praino.

The 2012-2013 Tobey Hospital Guild winners were:

  • Madison Costa, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, who will attend Stonehill College to pursue a career as a dentist.

  • Jessica Daffinee, a graduate of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, who will attend the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to pursue a degree in nursing.

  • Jessica Hanson, who received the Ronna Santoro scholarship, is a graduate of Wareham High School and will attend Springfield College to pursue a degree in health studies.

The Tobey Hospital Guild is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to Tobey Hospital, its tax-exempt subsidiaries, its patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. The Guild raises money throughout the year by hosting various fundraisers. They also run the Tobey hospital gift shop with all proceeds going toward Tobey Hospital.

Joining the Guild is a great way to become involved in your community hospital. Members serve as ambassadors to the community on behalf of the hospital. For more information or to join, please call 508-291-3453.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876

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