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Membership and Communication Obituary Governor Schwarzenegger Announces More Than $100 Million Recovery Act Investment to Advance Use of Health Information Exchange and Technology, and Training Workers for Health Care Jobs of The Future Marjorie H. (Hawker) Scholl, RN (1927-2009) Marjorie was born in Austin, Colorado to the late Archibald and Winifred Hawker. She graduated from Delta High School and was accepted into the Cadet Nurse Corp in 1945. Upon graduating in 1948 from Nurses training at Denver General Hospital, she worked as a Registered Nurse for over 45 years. She moved to Lodi, CA in 1958, where she met and married Ruben Scholl in 1959. $60 million five-year funding for the public-private partnership to maintain the important expansions realized in California’s nursing education programs. Governor Schwarzenegger announced that California will receive more than $100 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) awards. These funds will assist health care providers to expand the secure use and exchange of health information technology (IT) and train workers for thousands of health care jobs across the state. The grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) will allow California to build a foundation to exchange health information across the State that provides safe, secure patient and provider access to health information, while providing job training to thousands of Californians statewide. California Health Information Exchange Award Amount: Marjorie was a member of the American Nurses Association and had been an active member and Past President of the old Region 8. She was a “Healthy Beginnings” nurse at Lodi Memorial Hospital. She held various offices and was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22, American Legion Auxiliary District 11, Lockeford VFW Auxiliary #9009, DAV Auxiliary #56; 8/40 Train Harte Solon #117, National Federation of Republican Women, Lodi emblem Club #293 and was a current member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Lodi #1901, and an avid Denver Bronco fan! California Health and Human Services Agency $38,752,536 Regional Extension Centers: Northern California Regional Extension Center $17,286,081 Southern California Regional Extension Center $13,961,339 Health Instructional Technology: A robust system to exchange health information will improve patient care in several areas including: more informed decisions by making certain patient medical history is available at the point of diagnosis and care; enabling early diagnosis with the potential to improve outcomes and reduce costs; and, increasing efficiencies related to administrative tasks. More information about the State’s grant application and the selection process for the Health Information Exchange Governance Entity is available at http://www.ehealth.ca.gov/ http://go.emaildirect.com/_p_ga4x2nq3yjfuz8wxba4z2kkxya4 z2ktxrgruzmtsnjfx2nwx6a4x3mhrt2mzx7sfs64unbsr22mqwns rz88w37rra64vn7jvzlra_p_/click.emaildirect Job Training Awards for Healthcare: Kern Community College District (KCCD) $2,768,572 Los Rios Community College District $4,988,561 Mt. San Antonio Community College District $2,239,714 San Diego State University Research Foundation $4,953,575 San Jose State University Research Foundation $5,000,000 San Bernardino Community College District $4,260,863 Youth Policy Institute $3,623,473 Spanish Speaking Unity Council $3,559,139 She is preceded in death by her husband, Ruben; her parents, and brothers, Phillip and Keith Hawker; and sisters Lucille Schill and Winifred “Susie” Anderson. She is survived by sisters, Katherine Anderson of Sacramento and MaryLou Huerkamp (Tom) of Orchard City, CO; and brother, Herbert “Wayne” Hawker (Helen) of Casa Granda, AZ; children: Benjamine School (Arlene Spellman) of Stockton, Teresa Rasmussen (Kevin) of Acampo and Ann Scholl of Lodi; grandchildren Nicole Evans and Jordan Rasmussen, and the other half of the M&Ms Marilyn Majernik. Services were held Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Lodi Elks, 19071 N. Lower Sacramento Rd., Woodbridge, CA followed by a Celebration of her Life. Regional Extension Centers: Regional extension centers will help eligible providers and hospitals make meaningful use of electronic health records by providing hands-on technical assistance and support as they buy, install and begin to use such records. TOTAL: $101,393,853

Job Training for Health Care:

Eight organizations within California also received more than $30 million in grants to train workers for jobs in health care and other related industries. The competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration will address current and forecasted workforce shortages. They will also provide future workers with the training necessary to pursue career paths, enhancing opportunities in high growth or emerging industries. “We are very excited about this important funding for the green tech, biotech, nursing and allied health professions,” said Victoria Bradshaw, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. “These are the industries in highest demand in California and leveraging current efforts by the Governor’s Green Collar Jobs Council, and the Nurse Education and Allied Health Initiatives, will quickly lead to important jobs for California.”

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