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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation Awards $35,000 in Healthcare Career Educational Grants


The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation Board has named two recipients of the 2019 Healthcare Career Educational Grant. Preston Ebelherr and Elizabeth Herzog were selected for the educational grant after a rigorous application process that included interviews with members of the ALMH leadership team and foundation directors.  Ms. Herzog of Lincoln will receive a $30,000 grant to help fund a Masters of Science in Nursing from Methodist College.  Mr. Ebelherr also of Lincoln will receive $5,000 to help fund his pursuit of an Associate’s in Radiography from Heartland Community College. The awards include an agreement to work at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) in Lincoln following graduation. 

Sarah Helm, executive director of the ALMH Foundation reports that the foundation has made a commitment to invest in the future workforce of ALMH through its healthcare career educational grant program.  Since 2013, the foundation board has awarded over $385,000 to students pursuing degrees in healthcare with intentions to work at ALMH after graduation. Helm says the opportunity is possible thanks to the generosity of our donors. 

“Supporting the studies of students who have made job commitments to ALMH reflects the mission of both the foundation and the hospital,” said Eric Graue, Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. “We are confident that we are doing the right thing for the students, the hospital, and our community.”

In summer of 2019, the ALMH Foundation board will be including an additional round of awards for students pursuing a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.  Applications are due June 21 at 4 p.m. and can be found online at

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based critical access hospital serving the people of Logan and eastern Mason County. The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation was formed in 1986 to support the mission of ALMH. Contributions to the Healthcare Career Educational Grant fund are welcome at anytime. To learn more about this and other foundation programs, contact Sarah Helm at 217-605-5006 or visit