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Ophelia Long

Ophelia Long, American hospital administrator. Named Outstanding Alumni, Los Angeles Community College, 1984, Distng. Alumni, California State University at Los Angeles, 1985; recipient Outstanding Nurse of Year award, 1983.


  • Long, Ophelia was born on December 5, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Los Angeles City College, 1962. Bachelor of Science, California State University, Los Angeles, 1971. Postgraduate, University Southern California, since 1985.


    • Junior staff nurse Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, 1962-1963, general duty staff nurse, 1963-1965, specialty unit staff nurse, 1965, nursing care coordinator Intensive Care Unit, 1966, supervisor Intensive Care Unit, 1966-1970, instructor, 1970-1972, assistant director critical care nursing, 1972-1981. Director nursing Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, West Los Angeles, 1981-1984, hospital administrator, since 1984. Instructor leadership skills, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1975.

      Appointed District XI Medical Quality Assurance committee Board Medical Examiners, 1976-1981. Member staff West Los Angeles Community College, since 1981.


    Director Operation Learn, 1970-1972. Active Youth Motivational Task Force, since 1974, California State University at Los Angeles Advisory Committee, since 1979, Los Angeles Southwest College, since 1979, Los Angeles Trade-Technology College, since 1979. Joint National Committee High Blood Pressure of National Institutes of Health Heart, Blood and Lung Institute, since 1982, Joint National Committee Heart Blood and Lung Institute, since 1983.

    Board directors University Southern California Community Freedom School, 1970-1973. Member National Black Nurses' Association, Inc. (1st vice president 1978-1982, board directors 1982-1983, president since 1983), Council Black Nurses (chairperson Ways and Means committee 1972-1974, president 1974-1975, award 1973), Critical Care Nurses Association, Nephrology Nurses Association, California Nurses Association, Black Congress on Health and Law, Congressional Black Caucus-Health Brain Trust, Nursing Alumni Association Los Angeles City College (president 1970-1972), Chi Eta Phi.


    • Married Henry Long; children: Donald, Celeste, Camile.
    • spouse: Henry Long
    • children: Donald Long
    • Celeste Long
    • Camile Long
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    Born December 5, 1940