Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Staff offers two $3,000 scholarships for health care students

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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2013 awards to honor longtime physician Americo B. Almeida, MD

Fall River, MA – To recognize health care students’ outstanding academic achievements and a demonstrated commitment to health care, two $3,000 scholarship awards have been established by Saint Anne’s Hospital medical staff in honor of Fall River physician Americo B. Almeida, MD.

This year’s Americo B. Almeida, MD, 2013 Scholarship Awards will recognize the many contributions Dr. Almeida has made during his career in family medicine in Fall River. First appointed to Saint Anne’s Hospital’s medical staff in 1960, Dr. Almeida was one of 23 founders in 1991 of the PrimaCARE Professional Corporation, where he continues to practice.

Two $3,000 scholarships are available: one for Saint Anne’s Hospital employees and their families, or a medical staff family member; and one for other area residents. To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • For Greater Fall River residents: Must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area, including Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, and Westport, and Tiverton and Little Compton, RI.
  • For Saint Anne’s Hospital candidates: Must be a Saint Anne’s Hospital employee, family member of hospital employee, or medical staff family member. There is no residency requirement for this award.
  • Be entering or pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health, or other health care profession at an accredited college, university, technical school, etc.
  • Be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled student.
  • Complete the “2013 Americo B. Almeida, MD, Memorial Scholarship Award” application.
  • Be able to use the award during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Deadline for submission of scholarship applications is Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 4 p.m. To download applications and get more information about this scholarship:

  • Visit Saint Anne's Hospital "For Professionals" web page; or
  • Call Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Staff Office, 508-674-5600, ext, 2002.

Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children in southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.

Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. Saint Anne’s specialized centers and services include Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Care; the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care; Steward Diabetes Care Program; the Steward Centers for Pain Management; geriatric psychiatry; orthopedics; pediatrics (including inpatient care and specialty outpatient medical, behavioral and developmental care through the Fernandes Center for Children & Families); adult and pediatric rehabilitation; cardiovascular care; and primary care. 

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