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Elaine Audrey Thomson-Keith

Elaine Audrey Thomson-Keith, American nurse, hospital administrator. Registered Nurse Missouri, Michigan, Texas. Named Outstanding Houston Professional Woman, Federation Houston Professional Women, 1983.


  • Thomson-Keith, Elaine Audrey was born on October 2, 1939 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Arrived in United States, 1961. Daughter of Melvin George and Iverna Mary (Hall) Thomson.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Nursing, Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bachelor of science in nursing,, Texas Woman's University, Houston.


    • Staff nurse Children's Hospital, 1960—1961. Supervisor operating room and recovery room Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961—1962, assistant director nursing, 1967—1972. Assistant head nurse Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, 1962—1963.

      Head nurse University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965—1967. Administrative supervisor The Methodist Hospital, Houston, 1977—1994. Coordinator & teacher certified classes for nurses, 1979.

      Operating room manager. Director surgery services Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, since 1994. Presenter in field.; volunteer for blood pressure screening and teaching Greater Houston area American Heart Association, since 1976.

      CPR instructor & trainer, Houston, since 1979.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Missouri, Michigan, Texas.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member of American Nurses Association (council nursing administration 1983), American Nurses Foundation, American Society Ophthalmic RNs (vice president Houston chapter 1994-1995), Association Operating Room Nurses (committee chairman Greater Kansas City chapter 1963-1964, charter member and chairman Southfield chapter 1965-1967, board director Greater Kansas City chapter 1967-1973, committee chairman Greater Houston chapter 1974-1978, 1980-1981, chairman national committee on education 1981-1982, president Greater Houston chapter 1982-1983, chairman national congress planning committee 1983, committee chairman Greater Houston chapter 1983-1984, national director 1984-1986, national nursing practices committee 1987-1989, critical issues committee 1988-1990, representative joint commission 1988-1992, award for Excellence 1989), Century Club, Lion's Eye Bank (life).


    • Married Samuel Roddey Keith, July 2, 1983.
    • father: Melvin George Thomson
    • mother: Iverna Mary (Hall) Thomson
    • spouse: Samuel Roddey Keith
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