The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Medical Executive Council recently presented a $35,000 donation to support the hospital’s Maria Petti Scholarship Fund. The annual award was established in 2009 in honor of Petti, one of Franciscan St. Anthony-Health’s most highly regarded nursing professionals, who died of cancer at age 53 in August 2008. The $2,500 scholarships support nursing students and are presented to LaPorte or Porter counties residents who demonstrate desire to serve others.
Shown are (front row, from left) Bikash Agarwal, MD; Heather Gillespie, MD; Stephen Burns, MD; Tony Englert, Franciscan Alliance Foundation executive director; Carey Ransone, MD; William Espar, MD; Anil Chawla, MD. Also (back row, from left) Trish Weber, hospital vice president of operations and chief nursing officer; James Callaghan, MD, hospital president; Matthew Troy, MD; and David Fumo, MD.