Two Dedham residents and registered nurses were awarded nursing scholarships from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center this spring.
Nadine Couza-Polin, RN, and Romelyn Higgins, RN, were among 96 nurses, six nurse practitioners and five assistive/in-training staff to receive 35 awards and a total of $127,000 in scholarships, according to BIDMC.
The scholarship awards program, presented on May 8 at the State Street Pavilion at Fenway Park during National Nurses Week, was created to honor the outstanding dedication, professionalism and ability of nurses to deliver compassionate care even under difficult circumstances, according to BIDMC.
This year's nursing gift included a donation of $5,000 that was presented to the Lt. Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund.
"Our Nurses at BIDMC provide amazing patient care to every patient, every day," Marsha Maurer, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, and BIDMC's nurse-in-chief, said in a statement. "These scholarships are an important way the hospital is able to support nursing education."