RUIDOSO, N.M. – Lincoln County Medical Center is awarding scholarships to four promising local students who are interested in pursuing health care careers.
Isaiah Otero, a Ruidoso High School senior who will attend the University of New Mexico and plans to become an orthopedic surgeon, and Shelby Southard, a senior at Capitan High School who will attend New Mexico State University and expects to study biomedical engineering, will earn the top awards of $1,000 per year for the next four years.
Adrianna Romero, a senior at Capitan High School who will attend Grand Canyon University and expects to study dentistry, and Jazmine Nava, a senior at Ruidoso High School who will attend New Mexico State University and plans to study speech pathology, will both earn one-time awards of $1,000 each.
The students were selected by the Lincoln County Board of Directors based on their grades and extracurricular activities. To be eligible, students must plan on further study in a medical field.
"These promising students are taking the next step toward health care careers and we could not be more excited to help them," said Todd Oberheu, administrator, Lincoln County Medical Center. "The future is bright for this next generation of health care leaders."
About Lincoln County Medical Center
Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility that has been leased and operated by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1972. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, three rural clinics and a countywide ambulance service in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.