Steven Rose, President and CEO of Nanticoke Health Services presents health career scholarships to (L to R) Melissa States, Chelsea Lecates, and Priyen Patel.
July 30, 2013

Nanticoke Health Services recently presented scholarships to six local high school graduates from Western Sussex County who plan to enter the health care field. The six recipients were Ms. Chelsea LeCates, Mr. Priyen Patel and Ms. Alysa Swingle, Sussex Technical High School; Ms. Melissa States, Woodbridge High School; and Mr. Adam Crouse and Mr. Jose Santos, Seaford High School.

Ms. LeCates will be attending University of Delaware with plans of becoming a neurologist. Mr. Patel will be attending the University of Miami to become a physician. Ms. Swingle, who received the first Jill Hickman Nursing Scholarship, will be attending Salisbury University to pursue a degree in Nursing. Also attending Salisbury University is Adam Crouse who plans on becoming a nurse practitioner. Ms. States plans to pursue nursing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Mr. Santos will be attending Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus and plans to pursue a degree in nursing.

Nanticoke Health Services features Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, an award winning, full-service community hospital, and the Nanticoke Physician Network, with offices located throughout Sussex County.  Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Critical Care for 2012 and 2013 by HealthGrades®.  Nanticoke holds a Level III trauma status, has a comprehensive cancer care program, and includes an expanding interventional cardiology program.  Nanticoke is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®.

Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2011 and 2012. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 120 active and community affiliate physicians.   For more information, go to