Melanie Correia of Haverhill was recently named this year’s winner of the Home Health Foundation’s Mary Ellen Tramondozzi Scholarship.
Correia, a registered nurse who has worked two years at High Pointe House in Haverhill, was inspired to pursue a second career in nursing after admiring the compassionate care received by her father following his diagnosis with brain cancer. John Willis spent nearly three weeks at High Pointe House, a home-like alternative to hospitalization with specialized end-of-life care.
“I’m grateful for this scholarship, which has enabled me to advance my education while continuing to do the job that I love,” Correia said. “Now more than ever, I’m honored to be doing my part for my patients and community.”
Tramondozzi, for whom the scholarship is named, practiced home health nursing beginning in the early 1970s at Malden VNA, which eventually became Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, an agency of Home Health Foundation. Tramondozzi served as a role model and mentor to many fellow nurses, embodying the values and essence of nursing until her untimely death in April 2002.
Correia earned her nursing degree from Lawrence Memorial/Regis College in 2018. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University in December.