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Kathleen Moore Toms

Kathleen Moore Toms, American nurse. Achievements include invention of auto-infuser for blood or blood components. Colonel Nurse Corps, United States Army Reserve. Member Elizabethtown University Alumni Association, Temple University Alumni Association, Pennsylvania Nurses Association (board directors 1972-1976), Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Gamma.Lnacaster Community Health Care Center(founder and director), VHAVEIN(pres, 2006-2007).

Background

  • Toms, Kathleen Moore was born on December 31, 1943 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of William Moore and Phyllis Josephine (Barry) Stewart.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, City College, San Francisco, 1963. BPS in Nursing Education, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, 1973. Master of Science in Education, Temple University, 1977.

      Master of Science in Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy College, 1988. Graduate, United States Army War College, 1999.

    Career

    • Medical-surgical nurse St. Joseph Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1963-1965, emergency room nurse Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1965-1969, blood, plasma and components nurse, 1969-1971. President Forest Engineer Barry Company, since 1971. Director in-service education Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, 1971-1975.

      Coordinator practical nursing program Vocational Technology School, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977. Director nursing Pocopson Home, West Chester, 1978-1980, Riverside Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, 1980-1983. Associate Coatesville Veterans Administration Hospital, 1983-1989, chief nurse, 1984-1989.

      With VA Central Office. Supervisor psychiatric nursing Martinez (California) Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1989-1994. Associate chief nursing service education VA Northern California HCS, Pleasant Hill, since 1994.

      Nurse manager Veterans Administration Center Rehabilitation and Extended Care, Martinez, since 1996. Patient health education coordinator VA Northern California Health Care Systems, since 2000. Trainee associate chief Nursing Home Care Unit, Washington.

      Member Pennsylvania Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 1974-1976. Member Delaware Health Council Medical-Surgical Task Force, 1981-1983. Director Lancaster Community Health Center, 1973-1976, NSQ Edn/Phe coord VA Northern California HCS Martinez, since 2000.

      Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include invention of auto-infuser for blood or blood components.

    Membership

    Colonel Nurse Corps, United States Army Reserve. Member Elizabethtown University Alumni Association, Temple University Alumni Association, Pennsylvania Nurses Association (board directors 1972-1976), Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Gamma.Lnacaster Community Health Care Center(founder and director), VHAVEIN(pres, 2006-2007).

    Connections

    • Married Benjamin Peskoff (deceased August 2002). Children from previous marriage: Kathleen Marie Toms Myers, Kelly Terese Toms Shaver.
    • father: William Moore Stewart
    • mother: Phyllis Josephine (Barry) Stewart
    • spouse: Benjamin Peskoff
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    Born December 31, 1943
    (age 73)
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