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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Announces Karla Foster, RN, Scholarship Recipient

TITUSVILLE, FLA, July 1, 2019—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation awarded the 2019 Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 to Emily Hurley, a Parrish Medical Center registered oncology nurse. The scholarship was established by Doug Foster in loving memory of his wife, Karla, who was a nurse at Parrish Medical Center for more than 22 years.

Hurley is currently pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing at Eastern Florida State College. “I am looking forward to pursuing a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and continuing to grow by obtaining a higher level of education. Helping patients through the most difficult time in their lives and providing them compassion and respect as they heal in their plan of care is what drives me to be a better nurse,” stated Hurley. “I am sincerely grateful to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for awarding me this scholarship.”

“Emily has distinguished herself through community service, impeccable detail with patient care, an uncompromised work ethic and constant pursuit of excellence as a RN and especially in the nurse oncology field,” said Alexandra Gutierrez, director of community and corporate education at Parrish Medical Center. “I am confident that Emily will grow from the education she will be afforded from the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship, and will continue to give back to our community through her healing work.”

For more information, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit