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Judith Andre Ryan

Judith Andre Ryan, American health care executive, hospital administrator, nurse. Registered nurse, Minnesota. Bush Leadership fellow, 1978-1979; recipient Distinguished Alumnae award St. Olaf College, 1984.


  • Ryan, Judith Andre was born on September 11, 1936 in Vermillion, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Hugo Carl and Nelle Marie (Schultz) Andre.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, St. Olaf College, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Hospital and Health Care Administration, University Minnesota, 1983.


    • Staff nurse Mower County Public Health Nursing Services, Family Nursing Service, St. Paul, 1958-1962. Assistant executive director governmental public relations Minnesota Nurses Association, Minneapolis, 1964-1968. Instructor St. Mary's Junior College, 1975-1976.

      Director nursing education Rochester Methodist Hospital, Minnesota, 1976-1980. Deputy executive director American Nurses' Association, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980-1981, executive director, 1982-1989. Vice president Lutheran General Health Care System, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1989-1991, senior vice president, since 1991.

      Board governors EcuMed, New York City. Board directors The Kendall Company. Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered nurse, Minnesota.


    • Author: Moving and Lifting Patients, 1970. Associate editor Minnesota Nursing Accent, 1964-1968. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member executive committee Minnesota Comprehensive Health Planning Advisory Council, 1968-1976. Trustee St. Olaf College. Member American Academy Nurses, American Society Association Executives, National League for Nursing, National Commission on Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Darrell Richard Yates, September 13, 1958 (divorced June 1975). Married Gerald Odin Ryan, December 22, 1982. Children: Allison Marie, Matthew Andre.
    • father: Hugo Carl Andre
    • mother: Nelle Marie (Schultz) Andre
    • spouses: Darrell Richard Yates
    • Gerald Odin Ryan
    • children: Allison Marie Ryan
    • Matthew Andre Ryan
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    Born September 11, 1936