Philip Cormier Scholarship Established

Paying Opportunity Forward

As Phil Cormier prepares to conclude his career as hospital president and health care executive in April 2021, he has a deep appreciation for the opportunities he had in his career. These opportunities allowed him to advance to become president of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals.

Now, Phil and his wife Jean Cormier have committed a $15,000 gift to launch the Philip Cormier Scholarship for Career Advancement in Healthcare. “As I reflect on my own career in healthcare, I am grateful for the many opportunities I had to advance as a leader. Knowing that not everyone has the same opportunities, it is the deepest wish of my wife Jean and me to create this scholarship to afford others that opportunity.”

The scholarship seeks to provide opportunities for career growth to the Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals’ workforce, and most especially for those in entry-level positions. Scholarships will be offered to outstanding healthcare colleagues in a non-clinical area to support their advancement in a healthcare career.

Each scholarship will award up to $15,000 for tuition and qualified expenses for an education or training program leading toward certification or degree.

How You Can Honor Phil and Support Our Staff Advancement

Our goal is to raise an additional $35,000 for scholarships. The Loring and Gilbert families will match contributions to the Philip Cormier Scholarship for Career Advancement in Healthcare dollar for dollar, up to $30,000. The deadline for the challenge is April 30, 2021.

“This scholarship is such a fitting way to honor Phil,” said Nancy Palmer, chair of the Board of Trustees. “One of Phil’s greatest contributions to our hospitals has been his commitment to our workforce, and this scholarship confirms Phil and Jean’s commitment to paying their gratitude forward. Please join me in making a gift today to invest in our staff’s career growth.”

To make a gift to the scholarship, click here. In the “gift designation” area of the form, please enter “Philip Cormier Scholarship.”

Questions about making a gift? Contact our philanthropy team by sending an email to Rebecca Imperiali or calling us at or 978-236-1624.