Shout out to the nurses who help care for us!
National Nurse's week is celebrated May 6th to May 12th. This incredibly noble profession isn't always recognized as it should. Aside from treating patients that can be very sick or injured, nurses provide advice and sometimes much needed emotional support to patients and their families as well. Being a nurse goes beyond helping doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
We have seen many nurses from USD's Hahn School of Nursing conducting research in areas that are critical to our health. The Howell Foundation celebrates your effort in making sure the rest of us are well taken care of! To the nurses on our Board of Directors, thank you for all that you do!
|Pictured above from left to right Noelle Lipkin Leveque, Dr. Patricia Roth and Tina Campbell|
Campbell, on the other hand, describes the need to address the health of the caregiver tending to dementia and Alzheimer's patients: " According to the Alzheimer Association, there are about 10 million women currently providing unpaid 24-hours a day care to someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. They are more likely than men to help with the more intense, personal aspects of care, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and managing incontinence. They receive less family and friend support than male caregivers caring for wives in similar situations. This takes a toll on their health and well being. They are concerned about the ability to maintain their own health since becoming a caregiver. These responsibilities are physically stressful, isolating and commonly linked to depression.
|Cheryl Wilson (left) and Jennifer Buechel|
|Dr. Doris Howell (left) with CMDR. Ryan|
~ CDR Ryan Nations.
~ Jodi O'Brien
The Cheryl A. Wilson Scholarship was established 6 years ago to honor the current CEO of St. Paul’s for all her work at the Howell Foundation. She is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services in San Diego. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Redlands, MA and an RN from Prince Henry's Nursing School. Ms. Wilson has earlier experience as a Critical Care/Operating nurse and consultant to long-term care programs/new programs & facilities development. Prior to her current position, she also was a Pediatric Clinic Supervisor and an instructor for the Nursing Administration examination for Med-Ed and American Nurses College. Cheryl has served on the Howell Board in many capacities, including that of Chair. She is currently Co-Vice Chair of the Board.
|Abigail D'Agostino with Dr. Hala Madanat, |
reciprient of 2015's Howell's CEI Grant
ustry, Abigail has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a Registered Nurse and has certifications in Adult Critical Care Nursing, Public Health Nurse, End-of-Life Nursing Education, Geriatric Trainer, and Plant-Based Diet Certification from e-Cornell University. Abigail is currently Director of Patient Care Services at Light Bridge Hospice and Founder and President of Nurses for Health, created to provide a platform to engage nursing professionals in helping to improve the health of our community through education. Her dedication to the wellbeing of others has made her an awardee of the Worldwide Leaders in Health Care Recognition from the International Nurses Association (2015), and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Rookie of the Year – Award of Clinical Excellence, from Scripps Memorial Hospital (2005).
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.