Peninsula physicians help fund scholarships, local organizations

The Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund has announced 2018 awards for academic scholarships in medically-related fields and medically-related community grants.

The awards total nearly $50,000.

The benefit fund was formed in 1995 when Regence BlueShield joined with Clallam County Physicians Service, Inc., a company formed by local physicians to provide health care coverage to Clallam County citizens.

The 2017-2018 academic scholarship awards total $40,500, and include:

• $5,000 — Stephanie Bechtold, Kiah Jones, Jason Kowitz, Michael Lee.

• $3,000 — Hannah Doss, Lindsey Hintz, Bailee Jones, Vernon Rondeau, Emily Wallner.

• $2,000 — Adam Raemer, Kailee Wise.

• $1,500 — Beth Volk.

The 2018 grant awards include:

• Olympic Medical Center Foundation, $1,000 — Added to the foundation’s $1 million expansion campaign of the Olympic Cancer Center.

• Peninsula Behavioral Health, $4,700 — Purchase a Philips TC20 ECG, paper and box of electrodes.

• Port Angeles School District-Lincoln High School, $1,704.05 — Purchase an automated external defibrillator.

• Port Angeles School District- Transportation Center, $363.73 — Purchase two Prestan Professional CPRAED Training Manikins and CPR Practi-Shields.

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