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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Accepting Karla Foster, RN, Scholarship Applications

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Accepting Karla Foster, RN, Scholarship Applications

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (July 11, 2022)—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) is now accepting applications for Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarships. Applicants must be residents of North Brevard County; accepted into a nursing program; and possess a 3.0 or higher grade point average. New or currently enrolled nursing students are eligible to apply.

Two scholarships of more than $1,500 each are being awarded for assistance with tuition, books, supplies or other expenses related to completing the student’s nursing program.

Doug Foster established the scholarship in loving memory of his wife, Karla, tragically killed on Sept. 11, 2006 by a hit-and-run driver. Karla had been a nurse at Parrish Medical Center for more than 22 years. This scholarship honors Karla and the profession she loved so much, and offers the opportunity to a deserving nursing student to carry on the professionalism, commitment, dedication and loving care that she demonstrated all her life.

For additional information on applying, or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 19, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Scholarship award recipients will be announced in September 2022.

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About Jess Parrish Medical Foundation

Through philanthropy and volunteerism, JPMF supports Parrish Medical Center’s mission of healing experiences for everyone all the time®. JPMF partners with the community to raise funds that sustain and enhance healthcare services in North Brevard County. Whether caring for seniors or helping children reach their full potential, JPMF is helping improve, transform and save lives. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, call 321-269-4066 or visit

About Parrish Healthcare

Parrish Healthcare, America’s first Joint Commission Integrated Care Certified network, includes: Parrish Medical Center, one of the nation’s most recognized hospitals for clinical quality, patient safety, and healing environments; Parrish Medical Group, NCQA certified patient-centered medical homes; and Florida Health Network, a coalition of healthcare providers, insurers and others working together to improve quality and safety and lower healthcare costs on behalf of individuals, families and businesses.

About Parrish Medical Center

Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, is located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida. The 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center has been serving Brevard County for nearly 60 years. PMC is nationally recognized as One of America’s finest healing environments®. PMC has earned top rankings on The SafeCare Group’s Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® since 2015. The Joint Commission consistently names PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, recognizing PMC for “exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care.” The hospital has earned straight “A” safety ratings (2012-2017) from The Leapfrog Group. In 2014, Consumer Reports recognized PMC as Florida’s safest hospital. PMC, as compared to other U.S. hospitals, maintains top-tier national rankings for clinical outcomes, safety and patients’ experiences. For more information, visit