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Kathryn Wedel Herzog

Kathryn Wedel Herzog, American health facility administrator, consultant. Nominee Outstanding Young Alumnus, University Iowa, 1983; recipient Triple Crown awards, Bay Area unit American Cancer Society, 1991-1992.


  • Herzog, Kathryn Wedel was born on November 10, 1955 in Des Moines. Daughter of Herman J. and Evelyn K. (Kempker) Wedel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Iowa, 1978. MSN, University Texas, 1980.


    • Staff nurse University Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, 1977—1979. Head nurse, supervisor Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas, 1980—1983. Assistant director nursing Sacred Heart Medical Center, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1983—1984.

      National Standard Seminar instructor, hospice surveyer Joint Commission Accreditation Healthcare, Organizations, Chicago, 1983—1989. Executive director Delaware Hospice, Wilmington, 1984—1985. Director nursing Baptist Hospital, Beaumont, Texas, 1986—1989.

      Guest lecturer Lamar University, 1988—1989. Director cancer programs Humana Hospital, Clear Lake, 1989—1992. National hospice consultant, since 1983.

      Board directors Delaware Hospice. Author Monthly Continuing Education Program Nnurses, Cancer Awareness, 1983. Research presentation National Conference Nursing Administration Research, 1981.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    CPR instructor American Heart Association, Austin, since 1979, Wilmington, since 1979, Houston, since 1979. Lecturer women and cancer local hospital and community groups Austin, since 1980, Wilmington, since 1980, Houston, since 1980. Co-faciliator I Can Cope program, American Cancer Society, Austin, 1981—1983, since 1989.

    Instructor self breast exam, 1980—1992, Wilmington, 1980—1992, Delaware, 1980—1992. President Bay Area unit American Cancer Society, Houston, 1990—1992. Member long range planning committee Sanford School, since 1993, Delaware Hospice, since 1994.

    Member St. Mary's Parish Council, since 1994, executive committee, 1995—1996. Member of Wilmington Women Business, American Nurses Association, American Heart Association, National Hospice Organization (national convention workshop instructor since 1983), Delaware State Hospice Organization (state representative 1984-1985), Oncology Nursing Society (convention delegate 1982), Texas Nurses Association (district 5 first vice president 1981-1982), Young Executive Club, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.



    Painting, reading, swimming.


    • Married Benjamin David Herzog, May 16, 1981. Children: Sarah, Kate.
    • father: Herman J. Wedel
    • mother: Evelyn K. (Kempker) Wedel
    • spouse: Benjamin David Herzog
    • children: Sarah Herzog
    • Kate Herzog
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    Born November 10, 1955
    (age 62)