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Karren Kowalski

Karren Kowalski, American hospital administrator. Named Distinguished Alumnae School Nursing University Colorado, 1973; Purdue Frederick fellow, 1980, National Research Services Award fellow, 1981-1984; Department of Health Graduate Nurse traineeship, 1970-1971; Indiana University Alumnae grantee, 1962; American Legion Nurse's scholar, 19761-65.


  • Kowalski, Karren was born on September 10, 1943 in Alameda, California, United States. Daughter of Jacob M. Junior and Carol (Jackson) Mundell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1965. Master of Science, University Colorado, Denver, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, 1984.


    • Staff nurse labor, delivery Indiana University Medical Center, 1965-1966, Colorado General Hospital, Denver, 1969-1970, head nurse, 1971-1975. Clinical instructor University Colorado, 1972-1975, assistant professor, 1976-1978, coordinator meternal child nursing continuing education programs, 1976-1978, director nursing program, 1979, associate professor, 1980-1981. Director Women's Hospital Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, since 1985.

      Consultant Ohio State University Hospitals, 1975, perinatal units Duke University, 1975, obstetric-newborn services Norfolk General Hospital, 1979, American Hospital Association, 1986, Baptist Memorial Hospital, 1987, Hospital Corporation of America Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1987, others.


    • Author: (with others) Women. S Health: Ambulatory Care, Volume 1, 1983, Women's Heaalth: Childbearing, 1983, Women's Health: Crisis and Illness in Childbearing, Volunteer III, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Colorado Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program, Inc., 1985-1987, QUALIFE, A Wellness Community, 1988-1990. With Nurse corpus, United States army, 1966-1969, Vietnam, Germany. Fellow American Academy Nursing.

    Member American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses' Association (Executive Director's Outstanding Leadership award 1972), Nurses Association American College Obstetrics-gynecology, American Sociological Association Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Walter A. Kowalski, May 4, 1968. Children: Kyle, Devin.
    • father: Jacob M. Mundell Junior
    • mother: Carol (Jackson) Mundell
    • spouse: Walter A. Kowalski
    • children: Kyle Kowalski
    • Devin Kowalski
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    Born September 10, 1943
    (age 74)