Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jun 1, 2010
Contact : Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager  

Yong Choo, MD Nursing Scholarship Awarded at Bayshore Community Hospital


Holmdel, NJ - The Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation awarded the inaugural Yong Choo, MD Nursing Scholarship during the National Nurses' Day celebration on May 6, 2010. This year's award recipient, Megan Doherty of Little Silver, works full-time as a critical care technician in Bayshore's Intensive Care Unit. Doherty holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Rutgers University and is working toward her registered nurse certification at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft and is pursuing a bachelor's and master's degrees in science for nursing.

This annual scholarship was made possible by Yong Choo, MD, pulmonologist, who has been on staff at Bayshore Community Hospital since 1977. Dr. Choo, along with his wife, Moon and their children, Charles and Donye, acknowledge the journey and cost necessary for continuing education and are grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Bayshore nursing team.

"Dr. Choo started his journey to success in 1969 when he came to this country from South Korea in search of a dream. By providing our nurses with a scholarship, he is assisting them with a chance to fulfill their dreams as well," explains Beth Milewski, director, Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation. "The Bayshore Foundation is grateful to the Choo family for their generosity. The scholarship provides a lasting legacy at Bayshore for the nurses of today for and those who will follow in the future."

Dr. Choo serves as medical director of Respiratory Care Services, he was elected medical staff president in 2001, has served as a member of both Bayshore Hospital and Health Care Center Boards of Trustees and was honored as Bayshore's Physician of the Year in 1987.

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