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PHS Respiratory Therapy Scholarship Winners Announced


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PHS’s Derek Hustvet (left) with scholarship winner Josh Oye (center) and Nate Bostrom (right) of Concordia University

The scholarship is designed for students or recent graduates enrolled in respiratory therapy programs, through which they learn to care for people with heart and lung disorders. Pediatric Home Service received 16 applications and awarded three students scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.

“Education and philanthropy are a large part of the culture at Pediatric Home Service,” said Derek Hustvet, PHS Director of Respiratory Service. “We are always looking to hire the best of the best and we’re happy to support future respiratory therapists who could be caring for our patients following graduation. While we were only able to award three scholarships we are excited to know there is a great group up students about to enter the field.”

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PHS’s Derek Hustvet (left) with scholarship winner Xe Yang (right)

Josh Oye, a student at Concordia College of St. Paul, and Xe Yang, a student at St. Catherine University, each received $500 scholarships. The grand prize scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Lalita Jyoti, a student at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

Jyoti is enrolled in the Sanford Health Medical Center Respiratory Care Program through NDSU-Fargo and will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in respiratory care in December 2012. Jyoti plans to specialize in pediatric respiratory care and patient education.

PHS’s Derek Hustvet (left) with scholarship winner Lalita Jyoti (center) and Robyn Urlacher (right) of the Sanford Health Medical Center Respiratory Care Program

“I can’t describe how thankful and blessed I feel to receive a scholarship from Pediatric Home Service. The scholarship has given me the opportunity to keep pursuing my dreams,” said Jyoti.

In the coming week we will go into a bit more detail about each of the winning candidates so be sure to check back.



Originally published: April 27, 2012

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