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High school students are honored with scholarships from hospital and medical staff

High School seniors from across Hillsborough County applied for six scholarships, five HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Healthcare Achievement Awards and the HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and Physicians Healthcare Scholars Award.

May 22, 2024

High School seniors from across Hillsborough County applied for six scholarships, five HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Healthcare Achievement Awards and the HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and Physicians Healthcare Scholars Award.

Students from about 30 public and private high schools, or home-schooled students were considered and it was a highly competitive group of candidates.

"These students will be caring for the patients of tomorrow. They value empathy and care, which aligns with HCA Florida Healthcare and our medical staff’s commitment to excellence in patient care. It is important to support their dreams and ease their financial burden of education. It is with that goal that HCA Florida Brandon hospital and the Medical Staff collaborated in sponsoring these scholarships. We look forward to welcoming them to the medical world and future partnerships with HCA Florida Healthcare," said Dr. Anjan Shah, orthopedic surgeon at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital.

Inaugural HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and Physicians Healthcare Scholars Award

The first HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and Physicians Healthcare Scholars Award was a highly competitive $20,000 scholarship and the student must have plans to attend the University of South Florida. This scholarship was jointly funded by HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and the medical staff.

Scholarship Winner

  • Middleton High School: Suchi Patel

Brandon Hospital’s leadership team presented the inaugural HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and Physicians Healthcare Scholars Award to Suchi Patel at the Middleton High School’s awards ceremony.

Patel stood out due to her involvement in student government and various clubs, honors societies and athletics. She’s a leader in many of those organizations and she’s committed to making a difference in the community through volunteerism.

The committee of judges from Brandon Hospital and the hospital’s medical staff believe  Patel’s ambition and drive will take her far. Her initiative and experiences will help mold her to have the greatest impact on the world around us.

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Healthcare Achievement Awards

The HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Healthcare Achievement Award was awarded to five students who were exceptional in both academics and extracurriculars. The students were also required to have a desire to pursue a career in healthcare. Student were each awarded $1,000.

Erin Evans, Javier Landa Pulido, Kayla Dinh, Devin Blunt and Keira Kurto were awarded the HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Healthcare Achievement Award by Brandon Hospital leadership team members at their high school award ceremonies.

Scholarship Winners

  • Middleton High School:
    • Erin Evans
    • Javier Landa Pulido
  • Sumner High School:
    • Kayla Dinh
  • Strawberry Crest High School
    • Devin Blunt
  • Bloomingdale High School:
    • Keira Kurto

The high school seniors awarded these scholarships have qualities that align with the values of HCA Healthcare. “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.”

Keira Kurto
Kayla Dinh
Suchi Patel
Erin Evans
Javier Landa Pulido
Devin Blunt

Published:
May 22, 2024
Location:
HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

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