Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation Endows Nursing Scholarship at Tyler Junior College

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Partnering with Tyler Junior College, Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation helps impact the future of nursing and community health

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“Our entire community wins when we have partners that help TJC provide well-prepared and educated healthcare professionals to serve the medical industry of our region."

As part of its commitment to educating healthcare professionals and serving communities, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation has made a $25,000 endowment to the nursing program at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.

The established “Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation Endowed Nursing Scholarship” will be awarded to Tyler Junior College nursing students based upon character, academic ability, and financial need.

“We are truly blessed to be able to work so closely with Tyler Junior College in establishing this endowment for their nursing school,” said Gina Daughtry, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Hospice of Tyler. “We hope our relationship with the TJC nursing students will have such a positive impact that they will want to pursue careers in the field of hospice,” she added.

“We are deeply grateful for the services provided by and the partnership we have with Heart to Heart Hospice,” said Jodi Seal, Department Chair for the Tyler Junior College Nursing Program. “This generous endowment from their Foundation will provide students the opportunity to focus on classroom and clinical experiences, making them well-rounded, competent nurses. Students who benefit from this award will be able to provide and support quality end-of-life care in their communities.”

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, President of Tyler Junior College, remarked, “Our entire community wins when we have partners that help TJC provide well-prepared and educated healthcare professionals to serve the medical industry of our region. On behalf of everyone at our institution, we wholeheartedly thank Heart to Heart Hospice for their leadership and generosity.”

The Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation endowment is made available through the foundation’s Education and Scholarship program – one of its unique programs designed to reach those in the community by providing greater care, greater education, and a commitment to celebrate life.

“We believe that the greatest impact we have is through the ripple effect of education,” said Kelly Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Heart to Heart Hospice and President of Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation. “By training compassionate caregivers today, we are creating a brighter tomorrow. We are pleased to be a part of the highly respected nursing program at Tyler Junior College.”

About Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation
Funded primarily through generous donations from families and friends of Heart to Heart Hospice patients, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity that provides financial support for patients nearing end-of-life, their families, and the greater community through various charitable programs. Each program includes financial support for critical unmet needs, as well as much-needed education for the under-utilized and often misinterpreted field of hospice and palliative care. Learn more about the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation.

About Heart to Heart Hospice
Heart to Heart Hospice, founded in 2003, is one of the largest private providers of hospice care in the United States. Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Heart to Heart provides a broad range of hospice services to patients with life-limiting illnesses across 43 locations in Texas, Michigan and Indiana. At Heart to Heart, we understand both the physical and emotional challenges for our patients and their loved ones and our care team is committed to providing them with what they need most: comfort, support and dignity. Learn more about Heart to Heart Hospice.

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