NANCY FALCHUK, RN, OF NEWTON CENTRE, GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS TO THREE HADASSAH NURSES
(New York, NY -- January 31, 2005) -- Upon the completion, last year, of her position as Hadassah International Coordinator, Nancy Falchuk was honored by her friends and colleagues in a most unusual way: they established a scholarship award in her name to recognize top nurses at Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing in Jerusalem. Receiving the first Nancy Falchuk Scholarship Award were Daphna Lavian, RN, of the Internal Intensive Care Unit; Mina Rowe, RN, head nurse of the Liver Clinic; and Ma’ayan Bocolter, RN, a pediatric nurse.
“I was overwhelmed with emotion when I received this honor,” Falchuk, of Newton Centre, MA, recalled today at the awards ceremony. “Now, less than a year later, standing here at Hadassah in Jerusalem and actually presenting three outstanding nurses with the stipends that will help them pursue their studies and research, I am just beginning to comprehend the enormousness of the present I received.”
According to Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization: “During the last decade, regardless of the positions she held so capably at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Nancy has always made sure our Hadassah nurses, nursing service and school of nursing were a major consideration.”
Falchuk, a nurse by profession, currently serves as Coordinator of the Development Division at Hadassah’s headquarters in New York, after four years as Coordinator of Hadassah International, Hadassah’s global arm. In 1990, after completing her term as president of the Boston Chapter of Hadassah, Falchuk founded the Hadassah National Center for Nurses’ Councils, the first and only national professional organization for Jewish nurses. She now chairs its advisory board.