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Crossing Rivers Health Foundation Awards Scholarship

Foundation news | Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Crossing Rivers Health Foundation is proud to recognize Abigail Burns as the most recent recipient of the Dr. Roger C. Rademacher Memorial Scholarship for Clinical Excellence. Abigail recently obtained her Master of Science in Nursing -Family Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University.

Abigail started at Crossing Rivers Health in 2014 on the Medical-Surgical unit, and trained to the Special Care unit and Emergency Department. She currently works as an RN in the Emergency Department. Abigail shared that she has a passion for learning, and wants to be able to care for her patients in the best way possible. “I encourage any Crossing Rivers Health employees wanting to further their education, whether it be with another degree or continuing education, to apply for the Dr. Roger C. Rademacher Memorial Scholarship for Clinical Excellence.” Abigail shared, “This scholarship is an amazing opportunity to help offset the cost of education. Thank you to the Foundation and scholarship committee for selecting me to be a recipient of this scholarship.” She added, “Like Dr. Rademacher, I hope to be a provider my patients can trust.”

Sasha Dull, Chief Development Officer and Foundation Director shared, “The intent of the Dr. Roger C. Rademacher Scholarship is to provide financial support in the form of a grant to select clinical professionals employed at Crossing Rivers Health, who are working to obtain certification and/or further their formal education or degree.” The scholarship provides assistance to allow for the advancement of clinical skills. Areas of study or work may include preventive health, clinical evaluation, surgical excellence, rural medicine, community health, and quality of care. “We’re honored to invest in the future of healthcare, by providing a scholarship in memory of Dr. Roger Rademacher. Congratulations to Abigail for achieving her educational goals, all while working full time and remaining devoted to her family,” Sasha said.

Countless rural clinical professionals have benefited from the leadership and mentoring of Dr. Roger C. Rademacher. Dr. Rademacher was killed in a traffic accident in January, 2009. His countless clinical contributions, caring, compassionate way and his willingness to mentor other professionals will be remembered. Through his 26 years of practice in Prairie du Chien, Dr. Rademacher leaves an outstanding legacy of integrity, trust, and compassion.