San Antonio-Based Company Gives Award to Local College Student

Released on: April 22, 2008, 12:48 am

Press Release Author: Lisa Bastian

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: InGenesis Medical Staffing Announces First Recipient of
Healthcare Scholarship Named in Memory of Outstanding Employee. Inspired By
"Compassionate Care" Legacy of Talitha Karstens, R.N.

Press Release Body: San Antonio, Texas, April 22, 2008 -- InGenesis Medical Staffing
announces that Nicole van Hell of San Antonio, Texas, has been chosen as the first
recipient of its "Talitha M. Karstens, R.N., Oncology Scholarship." She will receive
a tuition scholarship from InGenesis President Veronica Edwards at an upcoming
private lunch held in her honor.

InGenesis established this annual scholarship in 2007 in memory of InGenesis
employee Talitha Karstens, R.N. "Talitha always went out of her way to provide
warm-hearted personal care for her patients, even though secretly she was struggling
to survive," recalls InGenesis President Veronica Edwards. "Shortly after losing a
long battle with cancer on January 26, 2007, she was posthumously recognized as a
2007 'Health Care Hero' by the San Antonio Business Journal ." ( SABJ published a
two-page profile about Talitha, and presented her mother with an award at its
"Health Care Hero" banquet.)

Nicole, a full-time student, plans on becoming certified as a Licensed Vocational
Nurse after completing her studies at Texas Careers (a San Antonio-based nursing
vocational school) in April 2009. She lives in south San Antonio with her proud
mother, Mrs. Yvonne van Hell.

Scholarship judges (which included Talitha's mother) had high praise for the
well-written essay Nichole submitted detailing her desire to take care of people
coping with cancer and other serious illnesses . "We were very moved by her story of
how watching her grandfather bravely fight cancer influenced her to pursue a career
in healthcare," continues Edwards. "I believe she is an ideal person to continue
Talitha's legacy of providing selfless, compassionate service to others."

Nicole says she is both "honored" and "thankful" to receive this scholarship. " It's
a comfort like no other to know there are people in this world-like those at
InGenesis-who want to help students dedicated to the goal of bettering the lives of
others through the medical field."
For more information, contact InGenesis PR Manager Lisa Bastian at (210) 366-0033 or
(210) 385-9494 (cell).

COMPANY INFO: InGenesis Medical Staffing sets the standard for providing medical
employment and staffing solutions within the healthcare industry by placing quality
talent in agency and direct-hire assignments . Established in 1998 in San Antonio,
Texas, by President and Founder Veronica Edwards, this fast-growing company
currently employs over 150 employees. It services more two dozen clients-including
large hospital systems, medical clinics and military installations-in Texas,
Louisiana, Georgia, Missouri and Nevada. Company Website: . Phone:
(210) 366-0033.

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Lisa Bastian
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San Antonio, Texas
(210) 366-0033

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San Antonio, Texas
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