Lower Bucks Hospital Supports BCCC Health Care Students

Five students have received $500 scholarships to pursue careers related to the health care field.

Officials from Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol Township have presented five $500 scholarships to Bucks County Community College Students who reside or work in Lower Bucks County and are enrolled in a health-care related major.

“When the hospital was figuring out how to celebrate Doctor’s Day, we thought that the best way to honor the more than 200 physicians on our medical staff was to give back to the community by supporting local students who are pursuing careers in health care,” said Peter Adamo, CEO of Lower Bucks Hospital. “We’re fortunate to have such community oriented physicians who work alongside us each day.”

“This is a wonderful example of two organizations partnering to recognize individuals for their outstanding work, and helping to educate the next generation of health care professionals for our county,” noted Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, president of the two-year, public college.

The Lower Bucks Hospital Health Care Scholarship was presented to:

  • Leslie Lott, Levittown – Nurse Aide
  • Harsha Patel, Bensalem– Phlebotomy 
  • Leslie Sailey, Bristol – Practical Nursing
  • Erin Sowinsky, Wrightstown – Radiography
  • Katelyn Zecca, Levittown – Associate Degree Nursing

The new health care scholarship is among more than $250,000 in scholarship opportunities and awards presented each year by the BCCC Foundation. To learn more, visit the Foundation's scholarship web page

Bucks County Community College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt (left) joined officials from Lower Bucks Hospital in congratulating recipients of the new Lower Bucks Hospital Health Care Scholarship. Pictured with the president are (from second left-right) radiology student Erin Sowinsky of Wrightstown, Lower Bucks Hospital CEO Peter Adamo, Hospital Medical Staff President Dr. Mark Rayner, nurse aide student Leslie Lott of Levittown, and associate degree nursing student Katelyn Zecca of Levittown. Also honored were practical nursing student Leslie Sailey of Bristol and phlebotomy student Harsha Patel of Bensalem (not pictured). 

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations