Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American nurse in America, and an organizer among African American nurses. She was born on May 7, 1845 in Boston, and she was the oldest out of three children. When she was 18 years old, she made the decision to pursue a nursing career, working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. In the year 1878, at 33 years old, she was accepted in the hospital’s nursing school, the first professional nursing program in the country (pbs.org). Of the 42 students who started that year, Mahoney was one of four other students who graduated the next year.
Dorothy has her MSN/MBA in HCA. Her MSN was with a focus on leadership. Her MBA had a focus on healthcare administration. She began as a clinical leader within the emergency department for three years. She then assumed an interim manager position for one year at Tufts Medical Center.
She examines this organization with the perspective of an insider and observed. The book starts with a collection of statements from people that worked for the organization and then delves into the history and founding principles of Doctors Without Borders. A major focus within her book is the efforts of Doctors Without Borders to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa after apartheid. Redfield, P. (2006). A Less Modest Witness: Collective Advocacy and Motivated Truth in a Medical Humanitarian Movement.
I would come to learn that Montefiore Medical Center is the teaching hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I would be interning in the Surgical Pathology department. I went to this internship with the intension of learning from the pathologists and getting experience for medical school. What I didn’t know was that I would be spending the vast majority of my time with the pathology assistants. I knew that pathology assistants existed but was
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer, commonly known as Betty Ford, was born in 1918 in the city of Chicago. Her family had ties in Grand Rapids, Michigan so they moved there. Betty wanted to be a dancer at a young age so when she was eight years old, she attended the Calla Travis Dance Studio. She was so proficient at dancing, she had her own dancing school while she was still attending high school. At the age of 16, her father died from carbon monoxide poisoning; this left her mother to support the family.
Latisha Balogh-Robinson Interview Latisha Balogh-Robinson RN, MA is the Director of Service Excellence at MidHudson Regional Hospital (MHRH) in Poughkeepsie, New York. In her role Ms. Balogh-Robinson works closely with clinical and administrative leadership in the hospital setting, to design, develop and oversee implementation of organizational strategic initiatives for the "patient and family experience" as well as overall patient satisfaction. She also provides oversight and coordination of Patient Advocacy, and Volunteer and Guest Services. As an undergraduate student at Marist College, Ms. Balogh-Robinson authored and published two peer-reviewed papers. Through the Looking Glass: Weight Bias Revisited from a Symbolic Interactionist Point
A relief group, organized by Barton, carried out first aid, food and water for the soldiers in camps and on the battlefield. Barton traveled to various Union camps over the time span of the Civil war, tending the sick and wounded. She was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her services. After the Civil War, Barton became in charge of finding and identify missing men. Several years later, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1880 after visiting Europe.
I took a nursing assistant class through a dual enrollment program. I performed clinical hours at Golden Living Center in Rome, Georgia for CNA training. I took this class not because I wanted to become a nurse but because this was the only healthcare class left that I had not taken. I did not want to go senior year without taking a class in healthcare because I did not want to forget important skills that I had learned in prior classes. This class taught me a lot about the medical field.
She graduated from Shawnee State university in a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Sciences and received her Maters at Marshall University in Counseling. The second questioned asked was how long she has been a clinical supervisor? She has been a supervisor for fourteen years. Question number three was her personal theory in clinical supervision. She discussed how she does not use just one theory of clinical supervision.
As a medical student at Cornell, she studied in Cuba and Kenya. Moreover, she worked at Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand. In 1981, upon graduation of Cornell University Medical College, Jemison completed her medical internship at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. After completing her internship, she went on to become a general practitioner with INA/Ross Loos Medical Group until December 1982. Beginning in the early months of 1983, Dr. Mae Jemison became the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Dr. Jane C. Wright Dr. Jane C. Wright was born on November 30, 1919 in Manhattan to parents Corrine, a public-school teacher and Louis T. Wright, a graduate of Meharry Medical College and one of the first African American graduates from Harvard Medical School. She attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, from which she graduated in 1938. Wright went on to graduate with an art degree from Smith College in 1942 and then graduated with honors, with a medical degree from New York Medical College 1945. After medical school, she did residencies at Bellevue Hospital (1945-46) and Harlem Hospital (1947-1948), completing her tenure at Harlem Hospital as chief resident. In 1949 she joined her father in research at the Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Center, which he had founded, succeeding him as director when he died in 1952.
SFC Vanessa Barquero is a Senior Human Resource Instructor with 6th Battalion, 104th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 94th Division, located at Camp Parks, California with an additional duty of Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Victim Advocate. Prior to her current assignment, she served as a Line of Duty Human Resources Sergeant for the Health Services Branch at 63D Regional Support Command, located at Mountain View, California. Born in El Salvador but raised in California, she graduated from Menlo Atherton High School in June of 1999 and enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. SFC Barquero has served in a variety of positions in the Army reserve program. Her previous assignments include: 801st Engineer Company; 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist; 91st Training Division (Operations) as Human Resources NCO in the G-1 section; US Army
Mae C. Jemison was one most famous women in science. She is the first African-American to be a astronaut. She was chosen in the NASA training program in June 4, 1987. After more than one year of training, Mae C. Jemison she was chosen to earn the title of the science mission specialist. On September 12, 1992 with six other astronauts she flew into space.
1) Shadowing – General Surgery, 27 hours 2) Shadowing – Emergency Medicine, 16 hours 3) Shadowing – Orthopedic Surgery, 16 hours 4) Shadowing – Family Medicine, 8 hours 5) EMT Clinical Training – During clinical training, I was part of the patient care team in the emergency department of a level one trauma center. I also spent time with a community hospital and a fire department ambulance service. 28 hours 6) Medical Service Trip to Nicaragua – My peers and I assisted in the operation of a cost-free clinic in rural Nicaragua. We triaged patients, helped in the pharmacy, provided fluoride treatments to children, and assisted our healthcare professionals in the execution of their duties. We also completed a public health infrastructure project.