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Crystal DiMattia, senior student at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, receives Dr. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. Scholarship

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare is pleased to announce that Crystal DiMattia, a senior student from Smyrna, Delaware, is the recipient of the Dr. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a student based on his or her academic performance in Maternal, Child and Family Health Nursing, who has a caring and professional attitude and an interest in pediatrics. When Crystal graduates, she hopes to obtain her Master of Science degree in Nursing and work in pediatrics.

This scholarship was initiated by Mrs. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. and her family in memory of her husband and their father.  Dr. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. was a physician at Beebe Hospital from 1951 until he retired in 1987.  Dr. Pierce had a long association with the School of Nursing where he served as School physician and taught student nurses about children.

Caption: Pictured here, Tom Protack, Vice President of Development for the Beebe Medical Foundation, stands with scholarship recipient Crystal DiMattia.

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The diploma in Professional Nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure as a registered nurse.  Beebe graduates consistently have high NCLEX pass rates.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.