The family of the late Scott E. Monk, D.O., of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, presented the Scott E. Monk, D.O., Memorial Scholarship Awards to Elizabeth Schnepp, BSN, RN, of Tuckerton, and to Jeff Canfield, of Egg Harbor Township, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s 19th Annual Trauma Symposium at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino May 2. Mikaela Sheridan, of Linwood, who was unable to be present, also received a scholarship.
Left to right are David and Josh Monk; Elizabeth Schnepp, BSN, RN, of Tuckerton, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, ARMC Atlantic City Campus; Nancy Monk; Jeff Canfield, of Egg Harbor Township, an emergency room technican at ARMC City Campus; and James Eakins, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director, the regional Trauma Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City.
The Monk Family established the Scott E. Monk scholarship program to honor the life and teachings of the former medical director of the Trauma Center at ARMC, and funded the three $5,000 awards that were presented. The scholarship is open to AtlantiCare employees and their dependents. In addition to contributions from the Monk family, the Monk Scholarship is also generously supported by the Tim Kern Scholarship Fund.
“Scott’s spirit, drive, and passion live on through this scholarship,” said his wife, Nancy Monk. “Our scholarship recipients are extremely motivated, hardworking, and focused on their respective goals. They demonstrate exceptional initiative and compassion while providing the highest standard of patient care.”
Elizabeth Schnepp, BSN, RN, of Tuckerton, joined AtlantiCare in 2008 as a nurse extern, and has held various positions with AtlantiCare while continuing her nursing education. She currently works in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit, ARMC Atlantic City Campus and is pursuing an adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff Canfield, of Egg Harbor Township, is an emergency room technician at ARMC City Campus. He is pursuing his registered nursing degree at Cumberland County Community College.
Mikaela Sheridan, of Linwood, is a senior at Mainland Regional High School. She will pursue her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree at Pennsylvania State University in the fall. Her mom is a 25-year employee at ARMC Mainland Campus.
More than 600 attended the symposium. Experts including those from ARMC, its clinical partners and hospitals/healthcare organizations from across the country, shared best practices for care of the trauma patient in 30 different sessions.
In addition to funds contributed by the Monk family, funds supporting the Scott E. Monk, D.O. Memorial Scholarship come from proceeds of the Funky Monk Fish and Music Fest. This year's event will take place June 22 at "The Deck" at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. For tickets and to learn more, visit www.funkymonk.net.
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