March 7th, 2003

Contact:      Jennifer Kurczek
      Community Relations Director

      (920)361-5481 or


Community Health Network accepting applications

for ‘Commitment to Healthcare Award’


Community Health Network is accepting applications for its 10th annual “Commitment to Healthcare Award.” The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student from this area who is pursuing a career in the healthcare field.


In order to meet entry requirements for the Award, an applicant must meet two criteria:

1.    Be a non-traditional student, generally defined as a student 25 years of age of or older, who is either changing careers and returning to school to pursue a new career path, or to those seeking advanced degrees and/or training in their present healthcare occupation; and

2.    Be a resident of the CHN service area, generally defined as the Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and portions of the Fond du Lac Counties; or a CHN employee (or immediate family member of a CHN employee) who has been employed by CHN for at least one year and is pursuing a new career path as a non-traditional student


To apply, candidates must submit a completed application form, available from the Human Resource Services department at Berlin Memorial Hospital, along with two letters of recommendation and a one-page essay detailing their reasons for pursuing the healthcare career. All elements must be included in one packet and returned to CHN Community Relations by April 1, 2003.


The Commitment to Healthcare Award committee will then review applications, contact finalist applicants for in-person interviews and select the winner. The Commitment to Healthcare Award winner will be announced in late spring.