American writer, scientist, and philosopher, Benjamin Franklin, said “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight celebrates a group of individuals who recognize that furthering their education is an important step toward reaching their career goals. Join me in celebrating our most recent Hugh Chatham Team Member Scholarship Recipients, selected by the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Katee Hettleman, Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement, said “The Foundation Board’s commitment to aiding aspiring and current students on our team, and in our community, aligns with our commitment to invest in the future exceptional healthcare. Scholarships were awarded to all 14 internal applicants, who will play a key role in improving the health and wellness of Surry County residents and surrounding communities for years to come.”

Congratulations to each of these scholarship recipients. We are honored that you choose to be a part of our work family here at Hugh Chatham, and for the opportunity to invest and share in your future success.


Chelsea Blevins

RN, Surgical Services
Don Hudson & Will Shover Scholarship
Western Carolina University, Nursing

Cassandra Bishop

Surry Community College, LPN

Emily Childers

Medical Assistant
Wingate University, Physician Assistant

Madison Lane

Resident Services Coordinator, Parkwood Place
Surry Community College, Nursing

Madison Freeman

CMA, Ambulatory Specialty Department
Surry Community College, Office Administration

Monica Keener

ED Clinical Nurse Manager
Dr. Christopher Groner Scholarship
Spring Arbor University, Family Nurse Practitioner

Annika Wood

CNA I, 2nd Floor
Appalachian State University, Nursing

John Cody Smith

CNA I – OB Tech
Surry Community College, Nursing

Jennifer Poplin

Surry Community College, Nursing

Samantha Lunsford

Medical Assistant
Surry Community College, Nursing

Jessica Mabe

Stroke Coordinator/Employee Health Nurse
Dr. Christopher Groner Scholarship
Spring Arbor University, Family Nurse Practitioner

Larkin Bell

Office Operations Manager, Yadkin Valley Home Health
Western Governors University, BHA

Kailey McNeil

Medical Assistant, Clingman Medical Center & Express Care
Winston Salem State University, Nursing

Bryson Wilson

Unit Secretary, 3rd Floor
Surry Community College, Nursing