Faculty and four students receive awards and scholarships at Healthcare Association of Hawaii Gala

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) held its annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Koolau Ballrooms in Kaneohe. HAH is the unifying voice of Hawaii’s healthcare providers and an authoritative and respected leader in shaping healthcare policy in Hawaii. HAH works with committed partners and stakeholders to lead the movement towards achieve in equitable, sustainable Hawaii healthcare system driven to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness for patients and communities.

COL (Ret.) Stephanie Marshall, MSN, RN, FAAN received the 2016 Leadership Award for her role as Director for Community Partnerships at UH Manoa Nursing. She retired from the school in July 2016 after 11 years of dedicated service. Marshall was selected for the award for her leadership in the healthcare community, exemplary leadership in innovation, employee morale and financial stewardship, as well as serving as an inspiration for colleagues.

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii group photo

Following a highly decorated 32 year military career in the Army Nurse Corps and retirement at the rank of Colonel, Marshall joined UH Manoa Nursing in the newly created position of Director for Community Partnerships. She lead by example and served as a mentor to countless nurses, faculty, and students. She built and managed innovative and strategic academic practice initiatives across the public and private sectors. She created formal partnerships with multiple healthcare organizations to support research and clinical education for students. Marshall was a leader in the effort to create the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center and anchored the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative of the UH health science schools of nursing, medicine (JABSOM), social work, public health, and pharmacy.

Marshall received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University and Master of Science in Nursing from University of California at San Francisco. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives in Health Care Management. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Oncology Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau, and American College of Health Executives. She has served on the board of Hawaii Health Care Systems Corporation (HHSC) and is active with the Hawaii Chapter of the Association of Nursing Executives (AONE). She and her husband are tri-athletes who have completed Iron Man competitions nationally and internationally. They successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in fall 2015.

Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, dean of UH Manoa Nursing, said, “Stephanie has been a tremendous asset to the school and she is well-deserving of the leadership award. She has built long standing partnerships with our community partners that enhance our program which are critical to the success of our students. On behalf of the school, we thank Stephanie for her many years of service and wish her the best in her retirement.”

HAH also awarded four UH Manoa Nursing students with scholarships to support their academic endeavors.

Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Ashley Bell is a 6th semester bachelor’s student with an anticipated graduation in fall 2016. She is currently employed at Castle Medical Center as a certified nursing assistant/patient care technician II and at Straub Medical Center as a clinical assistant.

Master’s Scholarship

  • Samantha Duhaylonsod is completing her bachelor’s degree in fall 2016 and is on track to pursue the Advanced Public Health Nursing master’s program with an anticipated graduation in spring 2018. She is currently employed at The Queen’s Medical Center as a nurse aide.
  • Eric Lee is currently enrolled in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist master’s program with an anticipated graduation in fall 2018. He is currently employed at The Queen’s Medical Center as a registered nurse.
  • Ruby Yang is currently enrolled in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner master’s program with an anticipated graduation in spring 2017. She is currently employed at Straub Medical Center.

“We are extremely proud of our student’s accomplishments and applaud them for simultaneous pursing their academic goals while working in nursing positions. Exposure to clinical settings enhanced their understanding of nursing practice while in school, and scholarship helps to ease financial burden” said Dean Mary G. Boland. “We thank Healthcare Association of Hawaii for supporting nurses.”


About UH Manoa Nursing

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