Mackenzie Moore Receives the L. Marilyn Taylor Memorial Scholarship Award

MANSFIELD, PA— Mackenzie Moore of Ulster, PA is the 2018 recipient of the L. Marilyn Taylor Memorial Scholarship Award, presented annually to the second year student in the Mansfield University/Guthrie Health Respiratory Therapy Program who most exemplifies professionalism in their practice of  Respiratory Therapy.   (L-R) Susan Ferrito, director of Clinical Education, Mackenzie Moore, Sheila Merrill, Respiratory Therapy Program director.

The award has been given since 1989, in memory of L. Marilyn Taylor, a 1971 graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy who was employed by Robert Packer Hospital for 17 years.

While at Robert Packer Hospital she worked as a respiratory therapist, a supervisor in the Respiratory Therapy Department and clinical instructor in the Respiratory Therapy School. Taylor passed away on September 24, 1988, as a result of complications of breast cancer.

The recipient of this award is selected based upon professionalism. The professionalism criteria include conduct that demonstrates the highest level of motivation, respect for the institution, patient, and other hospital personnel, a positive attitude in response to constructive criticism and excellent rapport with patients.

The Respiratory Therapy Program is a full-time, two year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.  It is a collaborative program with the MU Department of Health Science and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Students spend the first two semesters on the campus at Mansfield and the remaining four semesters (including two summer sessions) at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, where they complete classroom and clinical experience.

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