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Gail Bouknight Belissary

Gail Bouknight Belissary, American nursing home coordinator.


  • Belissary, Gail Bouknight was born on November 22, 1938 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Junior Rozelle and Ruth (Wise) Bouknight.

  • Education

    • Student, Francis Marion College, 1972. Associate of Science in Nursing, Florence-Darlington Technology, 1974. Bachelor of science in nursing, University South Carolina, 1984.


    • Staff nurse, head nurse Cardiac Care Unit McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina, 1974-1978. Staff nurse, charge nurse Florence Dialysis Center, 1978-1979. Charge nurse Darlington (South Carolina) Hospital, 1979-1980.

      Supervisor department mental retardation Pee Dee Center, Florence, 1980-1983. Manager central processing McLeod Regional Medical Center, 1983-1987. Administrator Florence Visiting Nurses Service Inc., 1987-1989.

      Staff nurse Wilson Clinic & Hospital, Darlington, 1989-1992. President, administrator Home Health Inc., Florence, 1992-1993. Staff/charge nurse Intensive Care Unit Wilson Clinic and Hospital, Darlington, South Carolina, 1993-1994.

      Assessment coordinator Oakhaven Nursing Home, 1994-1998. Owner, administrator Generations Adult Day Center of Florence, LLC, since 1998. Member advisory board Florence Visiting Nurses Service Inc., 1987-1989.

      Member numerous committees McLeod Regional Medical Center, 1983-1987. Instructor PeDee Area Health Education Center, 1983-1984. Board directors Home Health Inc.

      Consultant Health Care Products Inc., Florence, 1990, Comprehensive Home Health Care, 1992-1993.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Greek Orthodox


    Volunteer, member Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Florence, 1990-1991. Volunteer American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, AARC, NSAC, Florence. Member Friends of Museum, Florence, 1991-1992, Handgun Control, Inc., since 1995, Childreach, St. Jude Hospital, Feed the Children, Florence County Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity.

    Member American Nurses Association, National Association of Female Executives, South Carolina Activity Professionals Association, South Carolina Adult Day Services Association, Medical University South Carolina Nursing Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Reading, needlecrafts, music, crossword puzzles.


    • Married James Charles Belissary, August 11, 1959 (deceased). Children: Karen, John, Gary, Christine.
    • father: Rozelle Bouknight Junior
    • mother: Ruth (Wise) Bouknight
    • spouse: James Charles Belissary
    • children: Karen Belissary
    • John Belissary
    • Gary Belissary
    • Christine Belissary
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