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Hospital announces scholarship recipient


September 06, 2003
Saturday - 12:55 am

Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) announces the second recipient of the Joseph A. Shields Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is set aside for students who are at least two years beyond high school, and are enrolled in or accepted to a health care program of study.

Katherine (Katie) Davidson, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who has previously worked at KGH, received the $1000 scholarship to be applied towards books and tuition. Davidson is studying to be a Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science, at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. She earned her LPN license through the Weber State University of Ogden, Utah's collaborative program with UAS Ketchikan Campus in 1999 and subsequently completed her RN pre-requisites at UAS during the past two years. Davidson has been a Ketchikan resident for most of her life.

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. Interestingly, Katherine Davidson's mother, Anne Caskey (formerly Anne Davidson) was Dr. Shields' first clinic nurse.

After Shields' death in 1996, his father, Joseph Shields Sr., made a generous donation in his name to be used for scholarships.



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Ketchikan General Hospital
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