Supporting Inova Alexandria Hospital is The Twig’s top priority, and we feel strongly that sustaining the staff is key. Over the past 90 years, The Twig has supported nurses by providing financial assistance to the School of Nursing, as well as providing several nursing scholarships.
In 2008, our organization established The Twig Nursing Scholarship to assist those pursuing advanced careers in the health care profession. The amount of the scholarship has grown over the years as educational costs have increased and is now $10,000 per year. The Twig Nursing Scholarship recipient is announced in March of each year.
On June 22, 2022 Twig presented Nursing Scholarship recipients Ndidi Ihezue and Maddie Mahoney each with a check for $5,000. Mr. Ihezue is a Unit Supervisor in the Post Anesthesia care and same day surgery unit where he has distinguished himself through his positive attitude and exceptional leadership skills. Ms. Mahoney serves in the Women’s Service Line as a Clinical Nurse Mentor. She is the recipient of the 2021 Inova Nursing Excellence Award for New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements.
On May 22, 2020, in conjunction with The Twig’s $100,000 donation to the Inova Alexandria Hospital COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund, The Twig presented Emily Hagedorn, the 2020 Nursing Scholarship Recipient, with a check for $10,000.