Paterson, NJ (April 15, 2010)– The Medical Staff at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of St. Joseph's Healthcare System, in Paterson, New Jersey, is pleased to name Jelyssa E. Mejia as the recipient of the 2010 Medical Staff Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is offered annually to a graduating high school student who is a child or legal dependent of a SJRMC employee carrying a 3.0 or above GPA and is planning to pursue a medical career. The scholarship is a $2,000 a year award, renewable for up to four years.
Jelyssa, who plans to study Pre-med and major in Biology, aspires to one-day practice medicine in the field of Neonatology. She is shown with Walid J. Baddoura, MD, President of the St. Joseph's Healthcare System Medical Staff. Jelyssa is the daughter of Luisa Rodriguez, a Dental Assistant in the St. Joseph's Family Health Center (a division of St. Joseph's Healthcare System).