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Alta Mary Kurtts

Alta Mary Kurtts, American nursing administrator. Registered Nurse Alabama. Member of St. Vincent's School Nursing Alumnae Association (president 1990-1991), National League Nursing, National Association Quality Assurance Professionals, Alabama State Nurses Association (district 3 president 1975-1976, Nurse of Year in District 1973), American Nurses Association.

Background

  • Kurtts, Alta Mary was born on August 20, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of William Hugh and Alta Mae (Mewbourne) Walker.

  • Education

    • Diploma, St. Vincent's Hospital School Nursing, Birmingham, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, University Alabama-Birmingham.

    Career

    • Staff nurse Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, 1961—1963, head nurse surgical service, 1963—1965. Head nurse surgical intensive care unit University Alabama Hospitals, 1966—1967, director cardiovascular surgical nursing, 1967—1970, director professional standards review organization/quality assurance, 1974—1988. Healthcare referral coordinator Health-Finder, Marketing Department, University Alabama Hospital, since 1988.

      Director nursing service Medictrs. American, Inc., 1971—1974. Member executive committee Birmingham Regional Health Systems Agency, 1976—1982, secretary board directors, chairman nominating committee, 1979—1980, chairman appropriateness review committee, 1980—1982.

      Member Alabama Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1976—1981, vice chairman, 1979—1980, chairman, 1980—1981. Board directors Family Medical Services, since 1982, vice chairman, 1985, chairman-elect, 1986. Board directors Alabama Health Plan, 1985—1986.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Alabama.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of St. Vincent's School Nursing Alumnae Association (president 1990-1991), National League Nursing, National Association Quality Assurance Professionals, Alabama State Nurses Association (district 3 president 1975-1976, Nurse of Year in District 1973), American Nurses Association.

    Connections

    • Married Raymond Edward Kurtts, June 8, 1957. Children: Karen Leigh Kurtts Alley, Laura Kathleen.
    • father: William Hugh Walker
    • mother: Alta Mae (Mewbourne) Walker
    • spouse: Raymond Edward Kurtts
    • children: Karen Leigh Kurtts Alley Kurtts
    • Laura Kathleen Kurtts
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    Born August 20, 1936
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