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Polly Walker

Polly Walker, American hospital nursing administrator. Recipient Special Speaker award.


  • Walker, Polly was born on November 29, 1948 in Sisseton, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Max and Adah Bakalinsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, California State University, San Jose, 1973. Master of Public Administration in Health Services Administration, University San Francisco, 1986.


    • Staff nurse Santa Clara (California) Valley Medical Center, 1973-1975. Nurse manager Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center, San Francisco, 1976-1987. Director medical/surgical Memorial General Hospital, Las Cruses, New Mexico, 1988-1989.

      Nursing systems consultant San Francisco, 1990. Assistant director Kaiser Permanente Hospital, South San Francisco, 1990-1992. Assistant administrator patient care services Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo, California, since 1992.

      Lecturer in field; mentor in field.


    Member Association California Nurse Leaders (chairperson professional practice subcommittee on role of the nurse 1994), American Heart Association (bureau speaker award 1986), East Bay Organization Nurse Executives (president-elect 1995-1996, vice president, program director 1994-1995), American College Healthcare Executives (diplomat), California Strategic Planning Committee Nursing (member advisory committee, education/industry interface committee), Sigma Theta Tau.


    • 1 child, Noah L. Walker.
    • father: Max Bakalinsky
    • mother: Adah Bakalinsky
    • child: Noah L. Walker
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    Born November 29, 1948
    (age 68)