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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hospital Foundation announces Year-End Gift

The Benjamin O. and Blanche M. Wentworth
Endowed Nurse Scholarship Fund

The Bradford Hospital Foundation has announced the establishment of the Benjamin O. and Blanche M. Wentworth Endowed Nurse Scholarship Fund. This fund has been established to provide financial assistance to employees of the Bradford Regional Medical Center or McKean County, PA residents who are Licensed Practical Nurse's pursuing continuing education towards Registered Nurse licensure.

The Wentworth Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth’s son and daughter-in-law Ben and Kathie Wentworth in the form of a $10,000 gift earlier this month. Mr. Wentworth was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Limestone, NY where he was awarded the St. Joseph the Worker award, as well as a life long member of the Bradford Lion’s Club, and most notably as the owner and operator of the A&B Electric Co.

Mrs. Wentworth graduated as a registered nurse from the Bradford Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She was a life long member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Patrick's Church in Limestone, N.Y. She was employed at the Bradford Hospital as a private duty nurse and later worked at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion, retiring after many years of service. Together the Wentworth’s had six children, fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

“BRMC is honored to carry the Wentworth name on into perpetuity with this generous gift through continuing education for LPN’s here at the hospital and throughout our community” said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Contributions to the Wentworth fund can be directed to the BMRC Foundation Office at 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 16701 or by calling 814.362.3200.

Pictured, from left, Francie Ambuske, Director of Development BMRC, Ben Wentworth, Kathie Wentworth, their daughters Andrea Strotman, Amanda Kemick and son Benjamin Wentworth alongside Timothy J. Finan, President and CEO at BRMC.
Photo by Shawn Murray

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