Holzer Nurses Receive Scholarships

Category: Member News Created: Friday, 07 October 2016 14:58

Three scholarships representing memorial nursing scholarship funds were recently awarded to members of the Holzer nursing staff to assist them in advancing their education.

Audrey McWilliams, BSN, RN, Holzer Jackson ASC, and Misty Althouse, LPN, Athens Pediatrics, were the recipients of the Mary Scully Thomas, RN, and Homer B. Thomas, MD, Memorial Nursing Scholarships. In addition, Nicole Baker, Holzer Lifeline, received the Karen Hudson Memorial Scholarship.

McWilliams joined Holzer in November 2011 in the Urgent Care department at Holzer Jackson Clinic and later transferred to Plastic Surgery and is now in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. She recently completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. She lives in Wellston, Ohio with her husband, Alex, and son, Braxton.

Misty Althouse, LPN, joined Holzer in May 2015 in Athens Pediatrics. She is currently attending Hocking College in the Registered Nursing program. Althouse resides in Shade, Ohio, and has four children.

            The Thomas Scholarship was established in 1974 in memory of Mary Scully Thomas, RN, by her husband, Homer B. Thomas, MD. At the time of his death in 1988, Dr. Thomas’ name was added. Their sons, Dr. James Thomas of Oxford, Ohio, and Dr. John Thomas of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, continue to support this important scholarship fund.

Baker joined Holzer in February 2015 as a Senior Services Assistant for Holzer Lifeline and is now the Lifeline Coordinator. She is currently enrolled at Buckeye Hills Career Center Licensed Practical Nursing program. Baker resides in Gallipolis, Ohio.

The Karen Hudson Memorial Scholarship was established in June 2008 in memory of Karen Hudson, RN, by the staff of Holzer Senior Care and Karen’s husband, Les. Hudson was a long-term employee of Holzer Senior Care Center as the Quality Assurance Nurse.   Holzer Health Systems staff, the Hudson family, and former Holzer School of Nursing classmates of Hudson's continue to support this fund.                                                                                                                                              

   Interest from the corpus of these funds makes each scholarship possible. The Thomas Scholarship Fund is handled by Holzer Hospital Foundation, while the Hudson scholarship is managed by the Holzer Heritage Foundation.

Scholarships can be set up by an individual, family, or civic group. For more information, call (740) 446-5217 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Shown pictured is Misty Althouse, LPN, Mary Scully Thomas, RN, and Homer B. Thomas, MD, Memorial Scholarship recipient with Trina Bressler, MHA, FACHE, Director of Operations, Holzer Athens.











Shown pictured is Stephen Doyle, RN, MSN, Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Holzer Health System, and Nicole Baker, Karen Hudson Memorial Scholarship recipient.












Shown pictured is Jan Frazee, RN, BA, Director, Holzer Jackson Ambulatory Services, and Audrey McWilliams, Mary Scully Thomas, RN, and Homer B. Thomas, MD, Memorial Nursing Scholarship recipient.