Wednesday, January 6, 2010

SXU School of Nursing Dean named to La Rabida Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees

Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D., to serve three-year term at Chicago hospital

Chicago (Jan. 6, 2010) Saint Xavier University School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D., was named to the Board of Trustees at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago at the Board’s most recent meeting in December.

La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care and is dedicated to excellence in caring for children with chronic illness, disabilities or those who have been victims of abuse, regardless of their ability to pay.

“I am honored to have been offered this opportunity and am delighted to serve as a Trustee of La Rabida Children’s Hospital, a Chicago institution that has helped children reach their highest potential since 1896,” said Jacobson. “No other hospital in Chicago is more dedicated to the care of children with chronic illness, developmental disabilities and those who have experienced abuse and trauma.”

“Because we serve some 9,000 chronically ill children and their families as a medical home and because these children and families will be with us from early childhood to adulthood, it is essential our Trustees contain members, who like Dr. Jacobson, through their care, interest and dedication, will continue to ensure quality care for our children, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Michael C. Cleavenger, La Rabida vice president of fund development.

Jacobson will serve a three-year term and sit on La Rabida’s Quality Management committee.
Founded in 1935, the Saint Xavier University School of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program to receive accreditation in the State of Illinois. As one of the first baccalaureate nursing programs in the State of Illinois, over 5,382 students have graduated during the past 75 years. Many School of Nursing graduates hold key positions, both nationally and internationally, in nursing practice, education, administration, and research. Both baccalaureate and master's degree programs at Saint Xavier University are currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).



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