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Diversity, Respect & Inclusion lecture 9-15

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Diversity, Respect & Inclusion lecture 9-15

  1. 1. THE DIVERSITY, RESPECT AND INCLUSION COUNCIL OF RIDDLE HOSPITAL AND MIRMONT TREATMENT CENTER PRESENTS WomenWith Outstanding Contributions to Healthcare Eileen Phillips, MSN, RN, NE-BC Ms. Phillips is the Director of Acute Care Nursing Services at Riddle Hospital. She currently oversees Med Surg, Critical Care, Birthplace and Emergency Services. She has held leadership positions as Supervisor, Nurse Manager and Assistant CNO in Philadelphia area hospitals. She is Co-Chair of the System Nursing Research Council. Ms. Phillips is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, Sigma Theta Tau and is Board Certified as a Nurse Executive. Her MSN is from Villanova University, BSN from Penn State University and will receive her DNP from Thomas Jefferson University in August 2015. Christine M. Torres Chris is Vice President of Supply Chain Management for the Main Line Health System. In this role she facilitates all contracting and logistics associated with the supply chain needs of the healthcare institutions. Chris draws from her 35 years of knowledge and experience to navigate the challenges she is faced with on a daily basis in all that she does. As a member of the Leadership Faculty, she provides training to the Management Team of the organization and is also a resource to many of the safety teams and safety initiatives for the Health System. She provides guidance and support to them by focusing on providing a safer environment for our patients and employees. Chris has provided strategic direction to the Main Line Health organization by coordinating a corporate approach to managing efforts related to value analysis and technology assessment processes that are employed for bringing new medical devices into the hospitals. Antonia C. Novello Antonia C. Novello was the first woman and the first Hispanic U.S. Surgeon General. A painful colon condition led her to pursue a medical degree and a career in medicine. Between 1970 and 1990, she worked in hospitals, operated a private practice, and worked at the National Institute of Health. From 1990 to 1993, she served as Surgeon General. Novello focused on issues relating to health of children, women and minorities, as well as the dangers of smoking, underage drinking and AIDS. Since 1993, she has worked for UNICEF, John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and in 1999 became Commissioner of Health for New York. Henrietta Lacks Henrietta Lacks was a native of rural southern Virginia. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer which quickly consumed her whole body. After her death, her cells were taken and used for medical research without her consent. Her cells were used to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research which is known as the HeLa cell line. In the early 50’s the cells were used to help develop a polio vaccine and now today, the cells are used for cancer and aids research and theories about the cause and treatment of diseases. Henrietta unknowingly changed the medical and science world forever. Dorothy Eustis In 1929, Dorothy Eustis founded The Seeing Eye and revolutionized life for the visually impaired. After moving to Switzerland, Eustis wrote “The Seeing Eye,” an article about a German school that trained dogs to help blind veterans. As a result, Eustis returned to the United States in 1929 to establish The Seeing Eye, a school to train dogs in Nashville. The school permanently moved to New Jersey in 1932. Michelle McIver, BS Michelle is the Clinical Support Services Manager at Mirmont Treatment Center. She currently oversees the Clinical Aid, EVS & Transportation Depts. She started at Mirmont in 2007 as a Clinical Aid, then worked her way up to a Clinical Aid Supervisor and was recently promoted to her current role. Her BS is in Human Services and she is currently attending West Chester University pursing her Masters in Social Work degree. Also, she is one of the current chair persons for the Riddle/ Mirmont Diversity, Respect and Inclusion Committee and, has recently been selected as a DRI Facilitator. Betty Ford Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Ford was the First Lady of the United States from 1974-1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford. Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness following her 1974 mastectomy. She also raised awareness of addiction when she announced her long-running battle with alcoholism in the 1970s. Following her White House years, she founded, and served as the first chair of the board of directors, of the Betty Ford center of substance abuse and addiction. Esther Hobart Mcquigg Slack Morris Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris promoted the idea of granting women the vote in Wyoming territory in 1869. Morris was known as the “Mother of woman Suffrage” for her pioneering role in woman suffrage. Her advocacy contributed to her appointment as the first female justice of the Peace on 1870. In 1890 the Wyoming statehood committee honored her for pioneering the cause in woman suffrage at their celebration of statehood. In 1960 both Cheyenne State House and Statutory Hall in the national Capitol erected statues of her, honoring her role in the suffrage movement. Chinwe R. Onyekere, MPH In her current role as Associate Administrator at Lankenau Medical Center and System Administrator for Graduate Medical Education for Main Line Health, Ms. Onyekere is responsible for implementing innovative models for primary care medicine at Lankenau Medical Associates and Lankenau Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center, overseeing the financial graduate medical enterprise, as well as building relationships with community-based organizations in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Onyekere received her Master of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a Certificate in Business Essentials from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, and her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College. Ms. Onyekere was awarded the 2015 Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders by The Forum of Executive Women. Ethel Andrus In 1916, Dr. Ethel Andrus became the first woman to serve as a high school principal in California. After retiring from education, she founded the National Retired Teachers Association in 1947. She expanded her organization after hearing from other retirees who were not teachers, but interested in her programs. In 1958, Andrus founded the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). AARP turned into a 33 million- member national organization that has made significant differences in the lives of older Americans. Join these four Main Line Health women for a panel discussion on Wednesday, August 12 from 12 noon - 1 pm at Mirmont Treatment Center in McCutcheon Hall as we explore the challenges women face rising through the workforce ladder.

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