Sheboygan – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 academic scholarship program, which assists colleagues in furthering their health care education:

  • Charlene Capetillo, RN
  • Shauna Wichmann, RN
  • Jeanette Eder, RN
  • Clare Zimmerman, RN
  • Jaclyn Wiegand
  • Katelynn Gunderson

ldquo;Our nurses and colleagues are always looking for growth and learning opportunities to better serve our patients,” said Loren Lortscher, Director of Clinical Services at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. “The scholarship program is a critical way to help them thrive as they pursue further education. We are proud of their hard work and dedication!”

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 2021, the six recipients each received $1,000.

“We are grateful to these colleagues for their ambition and dedication to their education and their care of our patients,” said Johannah Wenig, Director of HSHS St. Nicholas Foundation. “These colleagues represent an exciting future ahead for HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. We are also immensely grateful for the community support and generosity that makes this scholarship program possible.”

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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