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Elizabeth Grabowski

Elizabeth Grabowski, Polish healthcare administrator. Recipient Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals award for clinical excellence, academic scholarship Kiwanis International, Clairol Foundation, others.


  • Grabowski, Elizabeth was born on July 24, 1940 in Laskowiec, Poland. Came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of Stanley and Marianna (Tatko) Backiel.

  • Education

    • AAD in Nursing, Memphis State University, 1975. Bachelor of science in nursing, Elmhurst College, 1981. MSN, University Louisville, 1988.


    • Clinical director, owner Diabetes Resource Center, Louisville, since 1989. Diabetes nurse clinician education department Humana Hospital Audubon, 1983-1984. Member adjunct faculty University Louisiana School Nursing, Spalding University Nurse Practitioner Program, since 1994.


    • Abstracts editor Diabetes Educator Journal, since 1986. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Chairman advisory board Oldham County affiliate American Red Cross, 1989-1992, chairman technical advisory committee for nursing services Medicaid programs, Kentucky, 1987-1991, chairman Kentucky Nurse Recognition Banquet committee, 1987-1991. Fellow American Nurses Association (Medical-Surgical Nurse of Year 1990), American Academy Nursing. Mem Kentucky Nurses Association (state and district 1, president since 1997), American Association Diabetes Educators, Greater Louisville Association Diabetes Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, others.


    • Married John A. Grabowski. Children: Elizabeth C. Taylor, Julia M. Smith, John A., Emilia A.
    • father: Stanley Backiel
    • mother: Marianna (Tatko) Backiel
    • spouse: John A. Grabowski
    • children: Elizabeth C. Taylor Grabowski
    • Julia M. Smith Grabowski
    • John A. Grabowski
    • Emilia A. Grabowski
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    Born July 24, 1940