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Stephanie Marshall, leadership recipient, Ashley Bell, scholarship recipient and friends

The Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi (HAH) held its annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on October 29. HAH is the unifying voice of Hawaiʻi’s healthcare providers and an authoritative and respected leader in shaping healthcare policy in Hawaiʻi.

Stephanie Marshall received the 2016 Leadership Award for her role as director for community partnerships at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. She retired from the school in July 2016 after 11 years of dedicated service. Marshall was selected for the award for her leadership in the healthcare community, exemplary leadership in innovation, employee morale and financial stewardship, as well as serving as an inspiration for colleagues.

Following a highly decorated 32 year military career in the Army Nurse Corps and retirement at the rank of Colonel, Marshall joined UH Mānoa. She lead by example and served as a mentor to countless nurses, faculty and students. She built and managed innovative and strategic academic practice initiatives across the public and private sectors. She created formal partnerships with multiple healthcare organizations to support research and clinical education for students. Marshall was a leader in the effort to create the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center and anchored the Interprofessional Education Initiative of the UH health science schools of nursing, medicine, social work, public health and pharmacy.

Mary G. Boland, dean of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, said, “Stephanie has been a tremendous asset to the school and she is well-deserving of the leadership award. She has built long standing partnerships with our community partners that enhance our program which are critical to the success of our students. On behalf of the school, we thank Stephanie for her many years of service and wish her the best in her retirement.”

For more about Stephanie Marshall read the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene news release.

Scholarship for nursing students

HAH also awarded four UH Mānoa nursing students with baccalaureate and master’s scholarships to support their academic endeavors.

  • Ashley Bell is a sixth semester bachelor’s student with an anticipated graduation in fall 2016. She is currently employed at Castle Medical Center as a certified nursing assistant/patient care technician II and at Straub Medical Center as a clinical assistant.
  • Samantha Duhaylonsod is completing her bachelor’s degree in fall 2016 and is on track to pursue the advanced public health nursing master’s program with an anticipated graduation in spring 2018. She is currently employed at The Queen’s Medical Center as a nurse aide.
  • Eric Lee is currently enrolled in the adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist master’s program with an anticipated graduation in fall 2018. He is currently employed at The Queen’s Medical Center as a registered nurse.
  • Ruby Yang is currently enrolled in the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner master’s program with an anticipated graduation in spring 2017. She is currently employed at Straub Medical Center.

“We are extremely proud of our student’s accomplishments and applaud them for simultaneous pursing their academic goals while working in nursing positions. Exposure to clinical settings enhanced their understanding of nursing practice while in school, and scholarship helps to ease financial burden” said Boland. “We thank Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi for supporting nurses.”

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