(5-31-19) The JTD Hospital Foundation and the JTDMH Medical Staff announce that Lillian White and Mitchell Weeman are the recipients of the 2019 JTDMH Medical Staff Scholarship.  Both Lilly and Mitchell express an interest in rural health and providing medical care at a community hospital.

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Dawn McNaughton, M.D., Lilian White,  Medical Student, and Lance Bryant, D.O.  

Lillian White, from New Carlisle, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to further hers studies at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for the 2019-2020 school years.   She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Heidelberg University.    Lily would like to practice as a family practice  physician and was the Chair and Co-Founder of Open Arms Clinic Student Board, where it was a student-led, health-oriented sessions for patients at a local free clinic.  She is also the President and Co-Founder of Project Wellness.

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Dawn McNaughton and Mitchell Weeman

Mitchell Weeman, from Kidron was also awarded a $2,000 scholarship to further his studies at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for the 2019-2020 school years.  He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Biology Degree, pre-medicine.  Mitchell volunteered in a pulmonary/sleep lab with a local physician in his hometown after his first year of medical school.  He enjoyed working in the rural location.  He also volunteered on a Medical Mission Trip to the non-touristy part of Jamaica.  They brought supplies and medications to clinics serving up to 100 people per day, most had no electricity.

Linda Haines, Executive Director

“The Foundation is an affiliate of Grand Lake Health System and has awarded over $240,000 in scholarships to area students perusing their education in medicine, nursing or other allied healthcare fields. Scholarships are one of the most important programs the Foundation provides as we invest into the health care professionals needed to care for our community. We look forward to the possibility of these scholarship recipients returning to our area.”