August 4, 2017

17 Students Presented Scholarships from Gottlieb Auxiliary and Medical Staff

MELROSE PARK, IL – The auxiliary and medical staff of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital have awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors and five college students who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Two additional scholarships were awarded by Dilip Patel, MD, and his wife, Krishna Patel, MD, who both practice medicine at Gottlieb.

The scholarships were presented to the students at a Gottlieb Auxiliary Board meeting on Thursday, July 20. The organization, in conjunction with the Gottlieb medical staff, have been awarding scholarships for more than 25 years to incoming or current college students.

"The Gottlieb Auxiliary Committee and medical staff are pleased to be able to continue a tradition of supporting future medical professionals," Gottlieb Auxiliary president Jan Morgan said. "We had another excellent group of recipients this year." 

The winning scholarship students are:

High School Scholarships

  • Kinga Obrzut, East Leyden High School (Nursing)
  • Natalia Skop, Fenton High School (Nursing)                                          
  • Rosmund Lin, Proviso East High School (Nursing)                                          
  • Katarzyna Skwiot, Elmwood Park High School (Nursing)
  • Lessly Salas, West Leyden High School (Nursing)
  • Savannah Martinez, Trinity High School (Human Physiology)
  • Dgyona Raphy, Proviso West High School (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Alexa Adams, Fenwick High School (Nursing)
  • Conor Johnson, Oak Park-River Forest High School (Biological Sciences)

Patel Scholarship

  • Riya Desai, East Leyden High School (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Mahmooda Ali, Proviso West High School (Biomedical Engineering)       

College Scholarships 

  • Angelica Charukiewicz, Benedictine University (Nursing RN-BSN)
  • Kyle Zielinski, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Pre-Med)
  • Angelica Michalak, Dominican University (Nursing)
  • Jasmine Dobbs, Northern Illinois University (Nursing)
  • Claribel Delatorre, Benedictine University (Nursing  RN-BSN)
  • Lauren Alexander, St. Xavier (Nursing) 

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineLoyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 247-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.