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United Health Centers Provide $140,000 Scholarship for Health Care Workforce at Fresno State

United Health Centers
United Health Centers Provide $140,000 Scholarship for Health Care Workforce

United Health Centers provide $140,000 scholarship

United Health Centers

United Health Centers Provide $140,000 Scholarship for Health Care Workforce

The United Health Centers tend to provide $140,000 Scholarship for health care workforce at Fresno State

In a recent article published by Sierra Sun Times, the United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley Foundation provide the effort to enhance the continous support of Fresno State and its education of future health care clinicians, presented the university with a $140,000 gift to establish an endowed scholarship for students pursuing careers in the medical field.

The Dr. Robert Allen Shankerman Memorial Scholarship honors the former chief medical officer for United Health Centers who died of COVID-related complications in September 2020. Known for his compassionate spirit and dedication in united health centers to underserved regions, Shankerman was committed to training and educating united health centers future health care providers and physicians.

Dean of the College of Health, Dr. Denise Seabert, and Human Services at Fresno State said that a scholarship for many student is their lifeline in completing their degree on time. Through this united health centers memorial scholarship at Fresno State, a lot of lives will be undoubtedly impacted – and the effect is even greater. Students who receive the united health centers scholarship will become the physicians of the future, serving right here in the Valley.

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United Health Centers gives a variety of services that includes general and family medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, chiropractic care, optometry, and clinical laboratory and other services among its thirty locations across Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties. In addition, the united health centers also provide a unique clinical experience for Fresno State nursing students.

Bowers said, a lot of nursing students are having a hard time finding clinical placements, so it’s really hopeful to know that United Health Centers is wanting to grow their nurse practitioners through Fresno State. He added that it’s a positive experience at each of the three clinical sites. The continuity of care the united health centers provide in rural areas where health care access is limited is very important. Bowers, who graduated from the master’s degree nursing program this past May, said the support United Health Centers provided was invaluable as she worked toward becoming a family nurse practitioner.

Justin Preas, president and CEO of United Health Centers, said that Dr. Shankerman had a unique passion for continuous education which he used to provide the best outcomes for his patients. He believe Dr. Shankerman would be very happy to know that his commitment to serving the underserved in Central California was greatly admired and appreciated by all those who knew him and that a very united health centers program has been named in his honor. It is with this financial assistance to students who are pursuing their dreams that his legacy may help inspire their commitment as well.

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