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F. Patrick Ausband Memorial Scholarship

The F. Patrick Ausband Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of a man who spent his life caring for others. He encouraged anyone who showed an interest in healthcare to fulfill their dreams to become a healthcare professional and continue their growth through learning opportunities.

In 1976, “Pat” earned an associates degree in nursing from Davidson Community College and immediately began his career as a PRN staff member in Winston Salem, NC. Upon earning his BSN from Winston Salem State in 1980, Pat moved up to Chief Nursing Officer at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Just a year later, he was recruited by then called Carteret General Hospital as the Vice President of Nursing.

Pat earned his Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 2011. He returned to what is now Carteret Health Care where he continued his medical career up until his death. At Carteret Health Care, Pat worked as a Hospitalist; founded the Palliative Care Program; and ended his career as Vice President of Patient Care Services.

In 2019, Pat was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma cancer which rapidly took his life. Although Pat knew this, he did not let cancer stop him from doing what he loved most, coming to work and encouraging others. Pat worked until hospice took him home to be with his family for his final resting place.

Although Pat is gone from the halls of Carteret Health Care, his legacy lives on with all of the people, both patients and employees, that he touched during his time here. The F. Patrick Ausband Memorial Scholarship was created to keep Pat’s love of learning alive in young people wanting to pursue a career in healthcare.

Renew your Scholarship here.

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