The Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services Inc. - MEDIC 94 and the Friends of Dr. DeSimone presented the Dr. Gregory DeSimone Memorial Scholarships at the Jennersville Hospital on May 23rd.
This year, there were 5 recipients. Carl Black Jr., Ashley Bucher, Nicolette LaRosa, and Kenneth Palmer all attending the Physician Assistant Program at the Drexel University in the Fall. The fifth recipient, Selah Walker will be attending the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Program in August.
The annual Dr. Gregory DeSimone Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student in an accredited Physician Assistant program. Dr. Gregory DeSimone served as the Jennersville Regional Hospital and Southern Chester County EMS Medical Director from 1990 until his passing in 2013. The Friends of Dr. DeSimone, made up of hospital staff, community members and SCCEMS paramedics organized the 5k race and scholarship in his memory. The scholarship funding was obtained from proceeds from the annual Race Through The Grapes 5K held in 2014-2016.
In the 4 years that the scholarship has been presented, over $30,000 in scholarship monies have been awarded to 9 recipients.