Honoring the Best of the Best

Anyone who has been treated and nurtured back to health at Good Shepherd knows first hand the extraordinary skill and compassion of our nursing staff. In recognition of that, about 50 people gathered on Tuesday, May 6, for the first Nursing Awards Celebration on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus.
Among the recipients was Kimberley Livigne, R.N., C.R.R.N., who works at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at Pocono Medical Center. Kimberley, who is pursuing her BSN through Kaplan University, received the Oberly-Allen Scholarship. Marelise Grobler, R.N, C.R.R.N., who works at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, was honored with the Women’s Circle Scholarship. She is pursuing her BSN at Cedar Crest College.
The Oberly-Allen Endowment for Nursing Scholarships was established to honor the founding legacy of Good Shepherd’s co-founder, D. Estella Raker that was consistently modeled by head nurses Elizabeth Oberly and Evelyn Allen during their tenure. Donors are vital to sustaining the endowment. In 2014, significant gifts were received from the Breidegam Family Foundation, the Richard Fleming Family Foundation and a grant from the Mike Caruso Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
Read more about the celebration, all the nursing award recipients, and see the photo album.
For information on how your gifts to the Oberly-Allen Endowment support great nurses and great patient care, call Carol Carpenter in the Development Department at 610-778-1044 or email her