On April 17, 2007 the Upland Hills Health family experienced a tragic loss. On that day, two of our Hospice nurses were involved in an automobile crash. In that accident, one of our long-term nurses Diane Schaaf lost her life. Diane was a beloved employee and friend.

To honor her memory and the lasting impact she had at Upland Hills Health, the Board of Directors approved the establishment of an endowment to fund a Diane Schaaf Nursing Scholarship at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC). This dedication to Diane, honors a wonderful person, a loving mother & wife, and a dedicated and caring nurse. Diane graduated from SWTC with her associate degree in nursing and also taught wound care classes at the college to aspiring nursing students in recent years.

The Endowment provides a $500.00 Nursing Scholarship to a SWTC nursing student each school year. The scholarship funds are taken from the net investment income earned on the principal donation set aside for this account; which will provide future scholarships indefinitely. Additional charitable contributions can be made to this fund, by any individual or group. The additional contributions will be used to grow the Account which will allow for more scholarships in the future. If you are interested in contributing to this memorial, you can do so by writing a check out to the Southwest Technical College Foundation C/O the Diane Schaaf Scholarship. Any donations can be dropped off in the Human Resources Department or sent directly to Southwest Technical College. All donations are tax deductible and donors will be recognized by the college.