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Vail Pryor Garvin

Vail Pryor Garvin, American hospital administrator. Recipient Safety award, Georgia Safety Council and Station Wage Stabilization Board, 1976, Heart of Year award, American Heart Association, 1987, Annual Freedom award, Freedom Valley Girl Scouts, 1987.


  • Garvin, Vail Pryor was born on August 8, 1942 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Henry Paul and Harriet Jane (Vail) Pryor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Emory University, 1965. Post graduate in Business Administration, Temple University, 1978—1979. Doctor of Public Administration, Nova University, 1983.


    • Registered Nurse Emory University Hospital and Clinic, Atlanta, 1965—1967. Associate administrator Warminster General Hospital, 1978—1984, Chief Executive Officer, 1984—1987. Senior vice president corporation affairs Blue Cross Greater Philadelphia, since 1987.

      Member governmental services advisory council Atlanta Regional Commission, 1973—1974, member emergency medical services task force, 1973—1974. Member drug and alcohol abuse task force Southeast Pennsylvania Health Systems Agency, 1979. Consultant Medical Management Group, 1979—1981.

      Member drug advisory task force Pennsylvania Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1980.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member communications committee United Way, since 1982, member county council of executives, since 1976. Member Warminster Township Drug and Alcohol Commission, since 1981. Board director Women Organized Against Rape, 1981, American Red Cross, 1981—1982, Warminster Symphony Orchestra, since 1980, Bucks County Mental Health/Mental Retardation, since 1981, Bucks County Council on Alcoholism, since 1981, Warminster Community Center, member finance committee, since 1981.

    Board director Pennsylvania Economy League, since 1987. Member of Hospital Association Pennsylvania (council psychiatric providers), National League Nursing, Alcohol and Drug Problems Association N. American, American Society Public Administrators, Health Care Finance Management Association, American Society Law and Medicine, American Society Mental Health Administrators, American College Hospital Administrators, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Children: John P., Thomas P.
    • father: Henry Paul Pryor
    • mother: Harriet Jane (Vail) Pryor
    • children: John P. Garvin
    • Thomas P. Garvin
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    Born August 8, 1942
    (age 75)