As a nurse, it’s natural for Amy Stanfill to care about others, which is one of the primary reasons she has been donating to the Wellstar Foundation through the Team Member Giving program for the last 25 years.

“I think it’s important to give back to those who serve the community and serve our patients, and to help provide assistance to those who sometimes find themselves in need of a little extra love and nurturing. We may not always be able to be there physically to do that, but we can provide that assistance monetarily by giving a little bit of financial support when the time comes. I think it’s a good way to spread the wealth to many,” Amy stated.

Amy started working for Wellstar in 1999 as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. In 2009, she transferred to Wellstar Paulding Medical Center, and remains there today. After all the years Amy has donated to Team Member Giving, she became a benefactor of the program in 2022 when she became a recipient of a Foundation Educational Scholarship. She used the money for tuition towards her master’s degree in nursing, with an emphasis in healthcare quality. Amy graduated in 2023 with a master’s degree that aligns perfectly with her current role as the Director of Quality and Safety.

The Wellstar Educational Scholarship application period runs every year from December through February. Last year, 94 scholarships totaling nearly $150,000 were awarded to qualifying team members, as well as their dependents and spouses. These scholarships would not be possible without the generous donations from fellow team members.

Every year, team members care BIG – donating more than $1M to the Foundation. Wellstar Foundation “Giving with Heart” Team Member Giving campaign wraps up February 29th. Through Team Member Giving we can amplify our work and make Georgia a healthier place today and in the future.