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Janet Ruth Pavkov

Janet Ruth Pavkov, American nurse. Licensed social worker; licensed nursing home administrator; certified activity consultant/educator, qualified mental retardation professional. Recipient Bronze medal British Medical Society, 1983, Staff award Franklin County Mental Health Board, 1985.


  • Pavkov, Janet Ruth was born on August 7, 1939 in Wadsworth, Ohio, United States. Daughter of George and Helen Rose (Pamer) Pavkov.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse, Mansfield General Hospital, Ohio, 1960. Bachelor of Science in Technology Education, University Akron, 1972. Master of Arts in Family Life, University Akron, 1976.

      Certified in nursing home administration, Ohio State University, 1983.


    • Charge nurse obstetrical department Mansfield General Hospital, 1960. General practice office nurse Physician organization Staker, Doctor of Medicine Mansfield, 1961. Operating room nurse Akron (Ohio) General Hospital, 1961-1970.

      Charge nurse obstetrical department Wayne General Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, 1970-1971. Nursing faculty member North Center Technology College, Mansfield, 1972-1974, assistant chairperson nursing program, 1973-1974. Instructor St. Thomas Hospital School Nursing, Akron, 1974-1977.

      Nurse epidemiologist Alum Crest Nursing Home, Columbus, 1978-1984, nursing supervisor, 1978-1980. Nursing home administrator American Health Care Facilities, Springfield and Canton, Ohio, 1986-1989. Health facilities standards representative II department health State of Ohio, Akron, 1989-1990.

      Manager nursing services Columbus Community Mental Health Centers, 1990-1991. Documentation supervisor Alum Crest New Hampshire, Columbus, 1991-1992. Crises services nurse Net-Care Corporation, from 1992.

      Emergency services nurse North Central Mental Health, from 1992. Volunteer nurse and camp counselor Webster Springs (West Virginia) Camp, 1960-1975, Palisades Camp, Pacific Palisades, California, 1963, Camp Massanetta, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1978-1979, 86. Volunteer nurse Prescott (Arizona) Pines Camp, 1967, Oakwood Camp, Syracuse, Indiana, 1968, Presbyterian Camp, Portland, Oregon, 1970.

      Consultant McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Spring House, Pennsylvania, 1982, 84, Association Developmentally Disabled Intermediate Care Facility for Mentally Retarded, Columbus, 1983-1985, Alum Crest Nursing Home, 1979-1985. Member American Red Cross Volunteer Nurse Division, since 1958, National Council Nursing Home Nurses, 1979-1984, National Council Family Relations, 1975-1984, Retired Senior Volunteer Program advisory council, 1975-1977. Instructor licensed practical nurse program Warren (Ohio) Public Schools, 1972.

      Active Ohio District 6 Mental Health Older Adult Council, 1977-1984. Staff nurse Eastland Care Center, Columbus, 1981-1984. Administrator-on-call nursing services Kimberly Parkway Group Home, Columbus, 1983-1984, coordinator patient assessment and nursing services, 1983-1984.

      Counselor, shift leader emergency services Columbus Area Community Mental Health Center, Columbus, 1977-1986, coordinator geriatric services, 1977-1987, member quality assurance and peer review committee, 1978-1987. Member advisory board home health care division Health Care Personnel Association, Inc., 1983-1986. Secretary Specialized Health Administrative Resource Enterprises, 1983-1985.

      Chairperson Franklin County Mental Health Board Older Adult Task Force, 1984-1987. Member advisory committee Program 60 Ohio State University, 1984-1987. Workshop and seminar leader.

      Adjunct fellow Institute of Life Span Development and Geontology University Akron, since 1988. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed social worker. Licensed nursing home administrator. Certified activity consultant/educator, qualified mental retardation professional.


    • Editor: Ohio Gerontological Society newsletter, 1984-1985. Member editorial advisory board Journal Long Term Care Administration, 1985-1987. Editorial assistant Ohio chapter American College Health Care Administrators newsletter, 1985-1987.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Instructor Sunday school Apostolic Christian Church, 1958-1983. Member executive committee International Christian Friendship Group, 1965-1979, member missionary committee, 1980-1983. Member American College Long Term Care Administrators, American Home Economics Association, Gerontological Society of America, Ohio Gerontological Association, Center Ohio Geriatric Nurses Association (member program and planning committee 1979-1986, chairperson publicity committee 1980-1981, secretary 1979-1981, secretary-treasurer 1981-1984, member education committee 1983-1986), Mansfield General Hospital Alumnae Association (secretary 1960-1961).



    Photography, travel.


    • father: George Pavkov
    • mother: Helen Rose (Pamer) Pavkov
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    Born August 7, 1939
    Died December 26, 2004
    (aged 65)