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PWH is excited to announce the 2017 recipient of the John Sasen Scholarship, Carmen Hamlin, Sales Training Specialist for McKesson Medical Surgical.  Carmen has been a member of PWH for 4 years and was a contributing writer for our newsletter.  She is currently the instructional designer and developer for the McKesson sales training team.  She manages the eLearning, publishes podcasts, designs and develops additional resources and manages their Learning Management System. Carmen advocates for leadership and opportunity for women in the healthcare industry and is an ideal recipient for the John Sasen Scholarship.   

Congratulations Carmen, on your well- deserved scholarship. 

Several women were considered for this award that honors someone in the healthcare industry that is an inspiring individual, demonstrates leadership and is an ambassador to the industry. The scholarship is awarded to one woman each year and includes a one-year PWH membership as well as attendance to the HIDA Executive Conference.



John Sasen is an amazing individual, and we say “is” because if we learn well, his wisdom and spirit will live on in all of us.  He is an incredible mentor, an extremely kind soul and person who brings out the best in everyone that knows him.  He is an ambassador for the industry and an “elder statesman” in his own right.  He is open to diversity and cares about the young women and men that he brought along and tutored patiently. He makes us want to be better for the industry, our organizations and ourselves. He will be incredibly missed by all. Our hearts are saddened deeply by this loss and yet committed even more to carry on his legacy in an industry that he loved.

“...his story is that of a person who has never stopped dreaming, and who believes that change can only make a person better and stronger. It is the story of someone who is committed to training and education.”  –Repertoire

In honor of our dear friend and mentor, PWH announces the John Sasen Scholarship. The scholarship annually awards one woman within our industry a one year PWH membership as well as registration, travel and hotel expenses to the HIDA Executive Conference.  We will be taking applications/nominations for the 2018 scholarship in December of 2017.  

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