A new nursing scholarship recipient was awarded $1,000 in a Nursing Scholarship presented by the Taylorville Memorial Foundation. Kacey Swisher is the recipient of the 2022 Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship. Swisher is an honors student at Illinois College majoring in nursing. It is the second consecutive year that Swisher has been awarded the scholarship.
She earned her CNA certification while she was a senior at Pana High School and worked as a CNA at Heritage Health in Pana. She recently completed a clinical rotation on the medical-surgical unit at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. She plans on being a neonatal intensive care unit nurse.
Carolyn Butterfield was a charter member of the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Foundation and understood the importance of a rural hospital. According to executive director Raedena Ryan, Butterfield wished to financially assist Christian County students who pursue a career in health care in the field of nursing.
Swisher is the daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Swisher of Tower Hill. Taylorville Memorial Foundation was organized in 1995 to support Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s mission to improve lives and build stronger communities through better health. Congratulations to Kacey Swisher from all of us at Regional Radio News.