First Dr. Phipps Scholarship Awarded

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Amiraj Soni, of Westville, Ill., is the first recipient of the Dr. Leland Phipps Memorial Scholarship. Soni has been a radiology technician at Horizon Health since March 2015.

The $1,000 scholarship, made possible by the Carle Foundation, is awarded to a Horizon Health employee to further his or her education in the healthcare field.

Soni currently is attending Danville Area Community College and is pursing education advancement in sonography/ultrasound.

Soni’s name has been added to the Dr. Leland Phipps Memorial Scholarship plaque that is on permanent display near the main entrance to Paris Community Hospital. The plaque reads: “Time will never erase the work you have accomplished and the lives you have positively affected.” Dr. Phipps, a long-time family medicine physician at Paris Community Hospital, died suddenly on May 22, 2017.

Soni recently received a separate $1,000 scholarship from the Paris Community Hospital Volunteers. The scholarship was available to Horizon Health employees to continue their education in the healthcare field.