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Parkland Health Center Foundation Awards 2021 Lipstein Scholarship to Hannah Helvey

(FARMINGTON, MO – July 9, 2021) – Arcadia Valley High School’s Hannah Helvey was selected by the Parkland Health Center Foundation Board to receive the 2021 Steve Lipstein Scholarship. Helvey will be attending Truman State University in the fall, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. She dreams of becoming a doctor and working in either the Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity this scholarship has provided me,” said Helvey. “The Steve Lipstein Scholarship will help me greatly in furthering my education during medical school, and I couldn’t be more thankful to the Parkland Foundation for choosing me to be the recipient of such a great scholarship!”
To honor the work and dedication of Mr. Steve Lipstein, the Parkland Health Center Foundation established a scholarship in 2018 in his honor. The annual $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a local high school senior entering into college majoring in the medical field.
Steve Lipstein led BJC HealthCare from 1999 to 2017. With more than 31,000 employees, 15 hospitals, and four service organizations, under Lipstein’s leadership, BJC has become recognized as one of the largest and most successful not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery organizations in the United States, serving patients and families in the St. Louis metropolitan area, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri. Lipstein’s 18-year tenure makes him among the longest-serving chief executives for a health care system. Under his leadership, BJC has expanded services for patients, achieved financial stability, and become a valued voice in health care public policy.
Photo cutline: Debbie Peterson (right), Parkland Foundation Board Chair, presents Hannah Helvey, 2021 Arcadia Valley High School graduate, with the 2021 Steve Lipstein Scholarship
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center includes two locations in Missouri — a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington as well as a three-bed critical access hospital in Bonne Terre. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri.  Services across these two facilities include intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry emergency services, oncology, infusion, sleep lab, wound care, and the Huckstep Heart and Lung Center. 
Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call (573) 756-6451 or the physician finder service at (573) 431-3338 or visit
BJC HealthCare
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois, and mid-Missouri regions. Serving the health care needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities, BJC includes 15 hospitals and multiple health service organizations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice. BJC’s nationally recognized academic hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine.

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