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PeaceHealth Southwest announces memorial scholarship for Liliya Zagariya (Photo) - 02/22/21

To honor the memory and work of PeaceHealth employee Liliya Zagariya, who was killed Dec. 22, 2020 while working as a concierge in a medical office building located on the campus of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, PeaceHealth has created an endowed scholarship for students training to become paramedics.

At the time of her death, Liliya (known as Lily to family and friends) was enrolled in training with the Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue team, with plans to become a paramedic. Although her tragic death ended her dream, this scholarship will help future paramedic trainees to reach their goal.

"Lily had dedicated her life to her faith, her family and her community," said Sean Gregory, Chief Executive at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. "PeaceHealth Southwest's Mission Services, Foundation, and Spiritual Care teams wanted to offer a meaningful and lasting tribute to Lily's life, and we believe this memorial scholarship is an appropriate reflection of her desire to serve. Thank you for helping us honor Lily’s legacy."

The endowed scholarship will cover costs of tuition and expenses for the Paramedic Training Program at Portland Community College. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from either Clark or Cowlitz Counties.

To learn more about the Lililya Zagariya Memorial Scholarship, or to donate, please visit

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center provides a full range of medical and surgical services. Founded in 1858, the 450-bed facility is the leading hospital for Vancouver and southwest Washington.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. It has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at


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