OCIF Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Recipient Pic-editedThe Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation (OCIF) is proud to award Brittany Bentley with its annual Foundation scholarship. The $1,000 award provides tuition assistance to a full-time, college-bound student majoring in a health-related field and can be renewed for an additional three years.

Brittany is a senior at Glenwood High School and is the daughter of Harold and Rebecca Bentley.  She plans to attend Quincy University and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing in the fall. She has a 3.88 GPA (un-weighted 4.0 scale) and ranks in the 90th percentile of her class of 327 students at Glenwood. Her school activities include the Senior Mentor Program, Dance, National Honor Society, and Key Club.

The Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation was formed to support projects promoting patient education, continuing medical education, and regional charitable organizations.  Since its creation in 2004, OCIF has awarded almost $200,000 to local charities and those pursuing careers in the medical field.

Community Education: “Cervical Disk Replacement: A New Approach for Addressing Neck Problems”

TimothyVanFleet copyJoin orthopedic surgeon, Tim VanFleet, MD, for a free seminar to discuss the anatomy of the neck, diagnosis, details about cervical disk replacement and expected outcomes.

Wednesday, June 17  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Prairie Heart Institute at
St. John’s Hospital
619 E. Mason, Springfield

Light refreshments provided.
Reserve your seat today! Call (217)814-4308