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Two children of Jefferson Health – New Jersey employees have been named recipients of the Annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships are given to two eligible dependent children of regular full- or part-time associates with at least one year of service. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Sanderson, an original Board Member of then-Kennedy Health. Sanderson generously bestowed    funds to promote the continuation of health education among promising young students.

The scholarship winners are:

Kassidy Farnum, of Medford, NJ, daughter of Colleen Farnum, Nurse Director of Surgical Services at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Kassidy will graduate from Shawnee High School in June, and will attend The College of New Jersey, majoring in computer science and mathematics. Kassidy is part of her high school Jazz Ensemble and was Brass Captain of the Marching Band. She won the Overall Best Musician Award and Outstanding Soloist Award and is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Erin Baileyof Pine Hill, NJ, daughter of Maureen Bailey, Staffing Coordinator in Behavioral Health, and Douglas Bailey, Systems Analyst with Home Care. Erin, who will graduate from Overbrook High School in June, will attend the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in physical therapy. In addition to many academic honors and achievements, Erin is the Captain of her high school’s Cheerleading Squad, as well as a member of the Dance Team and the National Honor Society.

About Jefferson HealthJefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet®-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence), more than 40 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. For 2019-2020, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in eight specialities by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the lives of patients in the communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.