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Claudia Bess Waits

Claudia Bess Waits, American administrative nurse. Registered Nurse Texas Eastern School Nursing, 1965; licensed nursing home administrator. Member of American Health Education Council, South Carolina Forum of Nursing Organizations, South Carolina Nurses Association, Central Council Nurses Long-Term Care (president 1979-1980, 1984-1985, state vice president 1980-1981, member executive board since 1979), American Nurses Association.

Background

  • Waits, Claudia Bess was born on September 22, 1943 in Tyler, Texas, United States. Daughter of Tommie Houston and Alma (Olive) McKay.

  • Education

    • Student, Tyler Junior College, 1962—1964. Grad, Park College, 1984.

    Career

    • Director nursing service Medical Surgical Clinic, Tyler, 1965—1966, Southern Heritage Retirement Home, Palestine, Texas, 1967—1968. Relief supervisor Intensive Care Unit, Medical Center Hospital, Tyler, 1969—1970. In-service education Augusta, Georgia, 1971.

      Director nursing service Rikard Nursing Home, Lexington, South Carolina, 1976—1981. Director inservice education, relief administrator Forest Hills Nursing Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1981—1983. Director nursing services Capitol Convalescent Center, Columbia, 1983—1986.

      Administrator Richland Convalescent Center, Columbia, since 1986. Owner operator Southern Heritage, Inc., since 1983. Member Cub Scout den mother council Boy Scouts American, 1971—1974.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Texas Eastern School Nursing, 1965. Licensed nursing home administrator.

    Politics

    Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

    Membership

    Member of American Health Education Council, South Carolina Forum of Nursing Organizations, South Carolina Nurses Association, Central Council Nurses Long-Term Care (president 1979-1980, 1984-1985, state vice president 1980-1981, member executive board since 1979), American Nurses Association.

    Connections

    • Married Buford Benjamin Waits, March 17, 1978. Children: Jason Fortenberry, Joel Fortenberry, Amy Fortenberry.
    • father: Tommie Houston McKay
    • mother: Alma (Olive) McKay
    • spouse: Buford Benjamin Waits
    • children: Jason Fortenberry Waits
    • Joel Fortenberry Waits
    • Amy Fortenberry Waits
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    Born September 22, 1943
    (age 74)
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