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WCA Hospital Graduate Receives
Murray S. Marsh Outstanding Student Award

Left to Right: Judith Burgett, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Vice Chair; Christopher Bullman, 2007 Medical Technology Graduate and recipient of the Murray S. Marsh Outstanding Student Award; Florence Cass, W.C.A. Foundation Executive Director; Marlene Garone, M.D., WCA Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, July 26, 2007)óChristopher Bullman, a graduate of the WCA Hospital School of Medical Technology was selected as the Outstanding Student Award for the Class of 2007 and was awarded a $1,000 Savings Bond from the Murray S. Marsh Fund.

Mr. Bullman was selected based on four criteria: capability; responsibility; compassion; and reinvestment in community health. According to Mrs. Florence Cass, W.C.A. Foundation, Executive Director, "The recipient must be committed to patient welfare, as well as one who respects the patient's right to accurate, timely medical results provided in privacy and confidence. Christopher met and in most cases exceeded these requirements."

"It's been an amazing year," said Christopher. "I am excited and honored to have been selected for this extraordinary award. I thank everyone who helped to shape my positive experience at WCA Hospital."

Bullman is a 2002 graduate of Karns City Area High School, and the son of Don and Sherry Bullman. Mr. Bullman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bullman accepted a staff medical technology position at West Penn Allegheny Health System Forbes Regional Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Murray S. Marsh Outstanding Student Award Fund was established in 1994 by his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Timothy Dalton. It is a permanently restricted fund through the W.C.A. Foundation. The Foundation's purpose is to serve and foster the health care initiatives of WCA Hospital. Each year the award recognizes the outstanding student selected by the faculty of the School of Medical Technology.

The WCA Hospital School of Medical Technology is an accredited, 45-week, internship program offering intensive study and experience in clinical laboratory science as the 4th year of a Bachelor's degree or a post-graduate program. The classroom-based and hands-on clinical education is designed to develop a responsible and competent laboratory professional who will be prepared to pass an examination required for national certification as a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

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