Sheboygan – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 academic scholarship program, which assists colleagues in furthering their health care education:
Melissa Beaver, RN                Rebecca Peterson, RN                  Ker McClellan, RN
Tara Kuehl, RN                       Amber Silva, RN                            Jacob Webber, RN
Sara Knecht, RN                     Michelle Wichman, RN                  Allison Stauber, CNA
Erin Kanz, RN                         Carol Gust, RN
“The scholarship program is critical to helping our colleagues thrive as they better themselves and their ability to provide expert care to our patients,” said Mary Martin, Chief Nursing Officer at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. “It allows us to invest in our colleagues, as they are invested in caring for our patients.”
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital presents academic scholarships to colleagues each year, based upon need and merit. The funding for the scholarships comes from community support and is administered by the hospital’s philanthropic arm, the HSHS St. Nicholas Foundation. In 2019, the 11 recipients each received $1,000. The scholarships were presented to the colleagues with a special ceremony at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.
“Not only are we grateful of these colleagues for their ambition and dedication to their education and their care of our patients, we are grateful for the community support and generosity that makes this program possible,” said Johannah Wenig, Director of HSHS St. Nicholas Foundation. “These colleagues represent care for our community and an exciting future ahead for HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.”
Those who wish to contribute to the academic scholarship program at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital may contact Johannah at (920) 451-7543 or; or visit:
About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include
cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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