August 10, 2006
The Joseph A. Shields Jr. Memorial Scholarship has been established from a donation in memory of KGH physician Joseph A. Shields, Jr. Doctor Shields was a talented and gifted orthopedic surgeon who devoted 17 years of his career to Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska. Not only was he a doctor to the community, but also a friend to many in Ketchikan. He arrived in Ketchikan in 1975 to start the first orthopedic surgery practice in town. For many years, he was the only orthopedic surgeon in southern Southeast Alaska. After his death in 1996, his father, Joseph Shields Sr., made a generous donation in his name to be used for scholarships.
Applications forms can be obtained
by calling the Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Human Resources
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