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Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Awards Respiratory Therapy Scholarships

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation awards Respiratory Therapy Scholarships
Pictured (from left): Crystal Tinch, scholarship recipient; M. John Heydel, former president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare; Jacob Lawrence, scholarship recipient.

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation awards Respiratory Therapy Scholarships
Pictured (from left): Janet Williams, Frank Spoone Memorial Respiratory Therapy scholarship committee member; Senchia Wilson, scholarship recipient; Martha Huddelson, committee member; Sherri Gordon, director of respiratory therapy services at Self Regional Healthcare.

(Greenwood, S.C., November 16, 2015) – Self Regional Healthcare Foundation recently awarded three Piedmont Technical College students scholarships to assist with their respiratory therapy studies.

Jacob Lawrence of Iva and Crystal Tinch of Greenwood are recipients of the M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship and each received $1,000 in scholarship funds. Both are second-year respiratory therapy program students. 

The M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy scholarship, named in honor of former respiratory therapist and Self Regional Healthcare President and CEO John Heydel and his wife Drenda, is available to first- and second-year students enrolled in the respiratory therapy program at Piedmont Technical College.

Senchia Wilson of Newberry is the recipient of the Frank Spoone Memorial Respiratory Therapy Scholarship and received $500 in scholarship funds.  Wilson is also a second-year program student.

The Frank Spoone Memorial Respiratory Therapy Scholarship was established in memory of Frank Spoone, one of the most dedicated respiratory therapists to serve at Self Regional Healthcare.  Spoone passed away in 2004 and his friends and colleagues established this scholarship for respiratory therapy students who attend Piedmont Technical College and wish to work at Self Regional Healthcare after graduation.

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About Self Regional Healthcare Foundation:

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation (http://selfregionalfoundation.org/) primarily funds health-related programs and projects at Self Regional Healthcare (http://www.selfregional.org/), a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 25 practices and more than 75 physicians.