Dr. Manjeet Kaur
launches scholarship to benefit NICU employees
As a lasting legacy of
establishing the first NICU in Lancaster that provides exceptional,
compassionate care for neonates, the LG Health Foundation worked in
partnership with Dr. Manjeet Kaur to establish an honorary
educational endowment. The endowment, thanks to the support of
community members, colleagues, family and friends, ensures educational
resources are continually available to NICU nurses and staff at Women
& Babies Hospital.
“It has been a
privilege to work alongside my wonderful and dedicated ‘NICU Family’
over the last three decades. I’ve always wanted to do something
special, something memorable to express my gratitude.”
Dr. Kaur awarded the
first scholarship during a special reception at Women & Babies
Hospital while her mother was visiting from India. It was most
important to Dr. Kaur to have her full family by her side while she
inaugurated her lasting legacy.
In addition to her
family and NICU staff, Dr. Kaur was joined by Jonathan Sherts, one of
her first NICU patients.
“Jonathan was born at
23.5 weeks weighing 1 pound and 7 ounces. He is now a wonderful young
man – almost 6 feet tall. In fact, I was at his wedding recently and
not only did I have the privilege to be seated with his parents but
also danced with him at his request, which brought tears to my eyes.
It’s wonderful to be able to keep in touch with patients as they grow
and thrive,” states Kaur.
Women & Babies
Hospital employee, Jessica Carrier, MSN, RN-NIC, CLC, felt proud and
grateful to be named the first Kaur Scholarship awardee.
“I cannot put into
words how honored I am to be the first recipient of this award. My
passion for neonatal intensive care drives me to pursue educational
and professional development opportunities. This scholarship has
provided me with the resources to join professional neonatal
organizations, attend specialized training at the Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia (CHOP) and participate in other continuing
educational opportunities. I am very grateful for Dr. Kaur’s
continued contribution and generosity to the NICU,” states Jessica.
Beginning in 2018, the
Dr. Manjeet Kaur Scholarship Award will join the other nursing
scholarships and awards for distribution during LG
Health's annual Nurses Week celebration in May.