July 26, 2022

CHILLICOTHE, Mo.  — The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded ten $500 scholarships to the following students pursuing degrees in the health care field:

Emma Burk, Connor Cotton, Gracie Ellis, Mollie Ellis, Karlin Fairchild, Claire Hemry, Elizabeth Leach, Kyle Ohrenberg, McKenna Poling, and Claire Chapman Wright

The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to encourage qualified individuals to pursue or enrich a career in the health care field. These scholarships are awarded annually; to date, 217 recipients have benefited from the fund for a total of $107,500.

2022 HMC Auxiliary Scholarship recipients also received additional funds through the generosity of the HMC Medical Staff Harkness Library Fund, totaling $700 for each recipient.

The 2023 application process will begin in mid-February. For more information, contact Lindy Chapman at 660-214-8107 or linchapman@saintlukeskc.org.

Photo Caption: Left to right: Barbara Cox, Auxiliary Scholarship Committee Member, Elizabeth Leach, McKenna Poling, Mollie Ellis, Karlin Fairchild, Claire Hemry, Gracie Ellis, Linda Gann, Auxiliary VP and Scholarship Committee Member, and Norma Shearer, Auxiliary Treasurer and Scholarship Committee Member. Scholarship recipients not pictured: Emma Burk, Connor Cotton, Kyle Ohrenberg, and Claire Chapman Wright.


Hedrick Medical Center is a member of Saint Luke's Health System, which consists of 16 area hospitals and several specialty and primary care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.