Two Southern Hills Specialty Care caregivers receive scholarships

Administrator Destiny Boeve (right) and Physical Therapist Sucheta Rohilla (below) have been recognized as two winners out of 20 total scholarships from the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation.

As a scholarship winner, each will receive $1,500 to continue their health care education at an accredited school of nursing, long-term care or health administration program, or physical/occupational therapy program.

“I plan to use my scholarship to finish my Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration,” Boeve said. She noted that she’s been enrolled in courses for the past year and plans to finish spring of 2021. “I chose to finish my masters so I could further my career in the future as long term care is my passion. I hope that I can continue to learn and serve others,” Boeve said.

Rohilla is also planning to use her scholarship to further her career. “I will use it to pay for part of my tuition in the Montana University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program,” she said.

“The IHCA Foundation is committed to helping develop experienced professionals to meet the growing needs of Iowans for long-term care. This scholarship program provides an important opportunity for the scholarship recipients to advance their knowledge and skills in one of the fastest growing professions in the nation,” said Lori Ristau, vice president of strategic communications and media at IHCA. “Receiving an IHCA Foundation scholarship is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a strong commitment to providing quality long-term care for others.”

Scholarship applicants are evaluated by the IHCA Foundation board of directors based upon the applicant’s experience, recommendations and future educational and career goals in long-term care.