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Hadley Tice of St. Francis Manor Receives Iowa Health Care Association Foundation Member Employee Scholarship

August 10, 2021

Hadley Tice, certified nurse aide at St. Francis Manor, has been recognized as an Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation scholarship winner and was one of 72 IHCA Foundation scholarship recipients in the state of Iowa for 2021. The IHCA Foundation offers scholarship programs for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), member employees, veterans and high school students.

As a Member Employee Scholarship winner, Hadley will receive $1,500 to continue her health care education. Hadley is pursuing a double major in Health Science through the University of Northern Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science through Allen College in the Pre-Nursing: Health Science 3+1 Allen College partnership.

“The IHCA Foundation is committed to helping develop experienced professionals to meet the growing needs of Iowans for long-term care. This scholarship program provides an important opportunity for the scholarship recipients to advance their knowledge and skills in one of the fastest growing professions in the nation,” said Lori Ristau, executive director, IHCA Foundation. “Receiving an IHCA Foundation scholarship is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a strong commitment to providing quality long-term care for others.”

Scholarship applicants are evaluated by the IHCA Foundation Board of Directors based upon the applicant’s experience, recommendations and future educational and career goals in long-term care.

“Hadley began her employment as a CNA at the Hammond Center for Assisted Living in May of 2020. She jumped right in and balanced high school, college classes and two jobs all while providing compassionate care to our tenants,” said Sammi Bryan, Hammond Center for Assisted Living Manager/RN.  “Hadley is a very caring, kind and patient person and has great work ethics.  I look forward to seeing her continue to grow in the medical profession.”  

“Working at St. Francis Manor and the Hammond Center for Assisted Living has been such a wonderful experience,” said Hadley.  “The connections and relationships that I have built with residents, tenants and staff will never be forgotten.  I am so grateful to be able to work with such a great staff.  I am honored to receive the IHCA Foundation Member Employee Scholarship.  Being a nurse has been a dream of mine ever since I can remember and I am so thankful to continue working towards this goal at UNI while continuing my employment at St. Francis Manor and the Hammond Center for Assisted Living on an occasional basis.”

To learn more about the IHCA Foundation scholarship program, contact Lori Ristau, executive director, IHCA Foundation, at 800-422-3106. For information about the programs and services offered at St. Francis Manor, contact Administrator Dion Schrack at 641-236-7592.

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