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Published on March 28, 2012

Community Hospital medical staff awards scholarships

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MONTEREY, Calif. — Eighteen local students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $100 to $2,000 by the medical staff of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Recipients have high academic achievement, exhibit good citizenship through contributions to the community and school, and participate and demonstrate excellence in extracurricular activities such as student government, athletics, music, drama, and service in academic clubs.

Winners are: Sarah Balestreri, a community college student; seniors Benjamin Bransford, Alejandro Gonzalez-Smith, Declan Harris, Andrea Hashimoto, Camille Herhusky, Haley Lane, Rachel Schneiderman, and Colin Vierra; and juniors Olivia Carnazzo, Brittany File, Carli Hambley, Tierney Hightower, Mathew Nuttall, Joseph Sunde, Samuel Sunde, Benjamin Vierra, and Mason Vierra.

Doctors who are members of the medical staff at Community Hospital have provided more than $55,000 to Monterey County students since establishing the scholarship program in 2001.


Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at

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