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Sylvia Helen Schraff

Sylvia Helen Schraff, American nursing executive.


  • Schraff, Sylvia Helen was born on December 13, 1936 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Francis Hale and Ruth (Ellsworth) Burk.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Altoona School Nursing, 1957. Bachelor of science in nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 1971. MSN, Pennsylvania State University, 1981.


    • Staff nurse Altoona Hospital, 1957-1958, instructor, 1958-1960. School nurse Patrick Henry Village, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1960-1962. Chief executive officer Home Nursing Agency, Altoona, since 1971.

      Adjunct professor St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1984-1985, also trustee. President Oak Spring Winery, Altoona, 1989. Board directors Mid-State Bank & Trust.


    • Editor: Hospice: A Nursing Perspective. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Blair County chapter American Cancer Society, Hollidaysburg, 1983-1989, Blair County Health and Welfare Council, since 1985, Visiting Nurse Association Pennsylvania. Board directors Visiting Nurse Association American. Member advisory board Pennsylvania State University, Altoona.

    Member American Nurses Association (numerous committees), National League for Nursing, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Association Home Health Agencies (board directors), Altoona Hospital Alumnnae Association, Altoona-Blair County Chamber of C., Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, Rotary, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married John Jay Schraff, February 14, 1976.
    • father: Francis Hale Burk
    • mother: Ruth (Ellsworth) Burk
    • spouse: John Jay Schraff
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