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2016 News

Published on June 02, 2016

CHOMP Auxiliary awards scholarships to outstanding volunteers


Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

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MONTEREY, Calif. — Eight high school seniors have been awarded a total of $11,000 in scholarships by the Auxiliary of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, recognizing their dedicated service as junior volunteers.

Recipients and their schools were Angelica Avila, Jessica How, and Hyein Mun, Monterey High; Brooke Porter and Emma Suezaki, Carmel; Shaneel Henry, Marina; Hayley Yukihiro, Pacific Grove High; and Andrea Zavela, Salinas. Each volunteered from 100 to 355 hours as junior members of the Auxiliary during their high school years, assisting Community Hospital’s patients, visitors, and staff.

Community Hospital’s Auxiliary also recently awarded $166,000 to 84 students pursuing medical careers.  Many of the students volunteer at the hospital while attending Monterey Peninsula College’s Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing, California State University Monterey Bay, and other institutions.

To learn about joining the Auxiliary, go to or call (831) 625-4555.


Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 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 locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Montage Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at

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