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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Future Health Care Providers Receive Boost From Franciscan Health Crown Point Doctors


Maria Nanninga, of Covenant Christian High School in Demotte, who will be attending Purdue University in Lafayette; and Lovie Monet Riffe, of Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield Township, who will be attending Ivy Tech in Valparaiso; recently were chosen the 2018 recipients of $1,000 Health Care Provider scholarships awarded by the Franciscan Health Crown Point Medical Executive Committee to students interested in pursuing health care careers.

They are shown being congratulated by physicians, from left, Eric Woo, DO: Venkat Vavilala, MD; and Omar Nehme, MD, medical staff president. Interested students are required to send an application, supply transcripts, and list what volunteer work they have done, in addition to writing an essay about why they want to pursue the health care field and what events in their lives may have shaped their decision.


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