September 30, 2020
Joan Trohoske, a former nurse at UPMC Hamot, exemplifies commitment. She faithfully served in her role for 61 years before her retirement earlier this year. Now, a fitting tribute will empower others to follow in her footsteps.
Deeply revered at UPMC Hamot, Joan’s colleagues banded together to raise funding and establish a scholarship in her name. Hamot Health Foundation provided a match to build upon this grassroots effort and expand the fund. The exciting and touching outcome is the Joan Trohoske annual scholarship designated for future nurses.
As a 1959 graduate of the Hamot School of Nursing, Joan’s inspirational story has traveled full circle. A journey that began at Hamot over six decades ago is honored today by that same institution’s offering of a scholarship bearing her name. As a result, assistance will be available to students dreaming of fulfillment in a health care career and service to others. Joan personified this career path.
The timing and relevance of the Joan Trohoske scholarship announcement are not lost on the Hamot community. Plans to open the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot are solidifying. With a special mission of reaching underserved populations, scholarships represent an available pathway to financial assistance and momentum for dreams. At Hamot Health Foundation, we understand that dreams are the levers of a purposeful life. Providing dream fuel is our passion and a representation of our purpose.