Medical Excellence Scholarship

The first Saturday in June marks the 22nd annual Medical Excellence Golf Tournament, held at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar.  The tournament sponsors the Medical Excellence Scholarship, given to promising men and women who desire to make their career in healthcare.  To date, $2 million has been given out in scholarships to students across southwest Missouri.

Many of the employees our patients, residents and families interact with on a daily basis have greatly benefited from receiving a medical excellence scholarship.  Below are just four of the many current CMH employees who have received the scholarship.  They share how the scholarship has assisted them in reaching their goals, and what they most enjoy about working at CMH:

Bob Behnke, PT, MPT, Rehabilitation Services Supervisor
“I always knew I wanted to be in healthcare. The medical excellence scholarship gave me the opportunity to earn my degree in physical therapy, a 17 year goal in the making. I have the best job in the world – spending time with patients. [At CMH] we’re changing lives here… How cool is that?!”

Chad Cahow, RN, Clinical Analyst
“My desire is to make things better, safer, more efficient.”

Ash Carrel, MBA, CTRS, Activities Director, BRCC
“I wanted to serve others. Working [in long term care] has allowed me to do that.”

Valerie Noblitt, RN-BC, Director Home Care Services
“I’ve been at CMH for 21 years. The best part of my job is helping employees feel empowered to care for patients.”

For more information about the CMH Medical Excellence Golf Classic, please contact Wren Hall at 417-328-6318. Looking to further your career in healthcare? Sign up for the medical excellence scholarship TODAY.  Simply go to:

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