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Mary Elizabeth West

Mary Elizabeth West, American psychiatric management professional. Radio Network Controller, Tennessee; certified professional counselor, Tennessee, nurse administrator advanced.


  • West, Mary Elizabeth was born on August 27, 1939 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Thomas Benjamin and Virginia Milster (Smith) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Georgia Baptist Hospital, 1960. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Leadership, Tift College, 1966. Master of Science in Counseling, University Scranton, 1972.

      Doctor of Education, Nova University, 1979.


    • Staff nurse public health Fulton County Health Department, Atlanta, 1960-1961. Instructor in nursing Macon (Georgia) Hospital School Nursing, 1965-1966, Western Piedmont Community College, 1973-1974. Director nursing Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, 1967-1970.

      Associate director nursing Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston, 1971. Associate administrator Home Health Services Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre, 1972. Consultant nursing Hospital Affiliates International, Nashville, 1974-1976, vice president nursing, 1976-1978, vice president quality assurance, 1978-1980.

      Vice president nursing consultant service Advanced Management Systems, 1981. Senior vice president planning Hospital Affiliates Development Corporation, 1982-1983. Vice president operations Winter Haven (Florida) Hospital, 1986-1990.

      President Hope Psychiatric Management, Inc., Winter Haven, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Radio Network Controller, Tennessee. Certified professional counselor, Tennessee, nurse administrator advanced.


    • Contributing author: Political Action Handbook for Nurses, 1985 (American Journal Nursing Book of Year 1986). Co-author, editor manual Hospital Affiliates International, 1978. Contributor articles to magazines, chapter to book.


    Church members should educate themselves on the moral issues being debated in the public arena.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The purpose of human existence is to love, worship, and serve God in thought, word, and deed, and, grounded in this relationship with God, to love and serve others.

    Denomination: Baptist


    It is important to experience of God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.


    Vice president part time services Winter Haven Hospital, 1987-1990. Board directors Women's Resource Center, Inc., Winter Haven, 1989-1991, Primo Carnera Foundation, since 1998. Board directors, founder Mothers Alone, Haines City, Florida, since 1991.

    National chair Sunhealth Nursing Council, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1990. Founder, board chairman Hope Christian Counseling Inc., 1994. State board directors, director professional education Baptist Nursing Fellowship, since 1995.

    National chairman Inner Wheel United States of America Foundation, 2000-2002. Member American Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, American Organization Nurse Executives, Polk County Nurse Executives Organization (president 1989-1990), Inner Wheel (vice president, treasurer, board directors since 1992), Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1988-1990), Rotary (in-service training director Winter Haven 1989-1991), Theta Chi Omega.



    Piano, reading, travel, walking, hiking.


    • Married William Duane West, September 13, 1960. Children: William Kevin, Walter Duane, Litia Allyn West Harrison, Thomas Anderson.
    • father: Thomas Benjamin Anderson
    • mother: Virginia Milster (Smith) Anderson
    • spouse: William Duane West
    • children: William Kevin West
    • Walter Duane West
    • Litia Allyn West Harrison West
    • Thomas Anderson West
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