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Candace Demler Rakow

Candace Demler Rakow, American medical/surgical nurse, nursing services administrator. Registered nurse certified in operating room nursing and school nursing. Named Boss of Year, American Business and Professional Women, Pueblo, 1981.

Background

  • Rakow, Candace Demler was born on April 5, 1947 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Lewis Frederick and Arline Claire (Hertzog) Demler.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Lancaster (Pennsylvania) General Hospital School, 1968. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1972. Master of Science in Psychology, University Pennsylvania, Millersville, 1981.

    Career

    • Supervisor Cedar Haven, Lebanon, 1968-1969. Operating room nurse Atlantic City (New Jersey) Hosp, Franklin Medical Center, San Francisco, 1969-1971. Operating room nurse post-anesthesia care Lancaster General Hospital, 1971-1972.

      Operating room nurse Hershey (Pennsylvania) Medical Center, 1972-1974. Executive director Lebanon County Homemaker Service, Lebanon, 1974-1976. Operating room nurse Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado, 1976.

      Assistant director nursing, director operating room service Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Pueblo, 1976-1981. Staff nurse Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, 1981-1982. Staff nurse operating room and neo-intensive care unit Children's Hospital, San Diego, 1982-1985.

      Administrator women's/infants pediatric and trauma nursing service The Allentown (Pennsylvania) Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Registered nurse certified in operating room nursing and school nursing.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Active Junior League Pueblo, 1982-1984, Junior League San Diego, 1984-1985. Member Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Association Operating Room Nurses, Pennsylvania Perinatal Association (board directors since 1986, chair program committee 1988-1990).

    Connections

    • Married William W. Rakow, June 22, 1973 (divorced 1988). Children: Jennifer, Christopher.
    • father: Lewis Frederick Demler
    • mother: Arline Claire (Hertzog) Demler
    • spouse: William W. Rakow
    • children: Jennifer Rakow
    • Christopher Rakow
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    Born April 5, 1947
    (age 70)
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