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Patrick Bernard Gillen

Patrick Bernard Gillen, American nurse. Certified enterostomal therapy nurse. Named Nurse of Hope, American Cancer Society.


  • Gillen, Patrick Bernard was born on June 6, 1950 in Toledo. Son of Aloysius Martin and Edna Marie (Baugh) Gillen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Toledo, 1973. Diploma in Nursing, Toledo Hospital School, 1978. Enterostomal Therapy Nursing, Cleveland Clinic, 1980.

      Master of Arts in International Relations, Webster University, 1997.


    • Charge nurse medical-surgical Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio, 1978-1979. Float nurse Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania, 1979-1980, enterostomal therapy nurse, 1980-1988. President enterostomal therapy nurse practice Patient Care Associates, Toledo, 1988-1989.

      Home health nurse Adrian (Michigan) Community Health, 1988-1989. Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Air Force Nurse Corps, 1989, advanced through grades to major, 1998. Medical surgical, assistant charge nurse Keesler (Air Force Base) Medical Center, Mississippi, 1989-1991, nursing supervisor, 1992-1993.

      Flight nurse medical director 57th Aeromed. Evacuation, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1993-1994. Instructor, assistant charge training 375th Aeromed.

      Evacuation, since 1993, flight examiner, 1995-1997, assistant flight Commander standards & evaluations, 1996-1997. With United States Air Force Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1997—1999. Nurse manager surgery, clinic deputy nurse executives surgical division.

      Wound oncology nurse consultant Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, since 1999. Enterostomal nurse consultant in field. Chief Executive Officer Gillen International Consultant on Leadership, Business, and Healthcare Issues.

    Major achievements

    • Certified enterostomal therapy nurse.


    • Public: Leadership in the Heat of Battle, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals and chapter to book.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Conference United Ostomy Association, 1980-1989, American Cancer Society, Fulton and Lucas Counties, Ohio, 1981-1989, Toledo Community Hospitals Oncology Program, 1984-1986. Leader Boy Scouts of America, Ohio, 1981-1987, counselor 1981-1994). Member Aerospace Medical Association, American Air Museum in Britain, Secular Franciscan Order.



    Reading, running, writing, painting (oils), guitar, camping, modeling planes.


    • Married Dolores Almeda Szabo, June 29, 1973. Children: Abraham Joseph, Laura Marie, Kurtis Aloysius, Kathy Jean.
    • father: Aloysius Martin Gillen
    • mother: Edna Marie (Baugh) Gillen
    • spouse: Dolores Almeda Szabo
    • children: Abraham Joseph Gillen
    • Laura Marie Gillen
    • Kurtis Aloysius Gillen
    • Kathy Jean Gillen
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    Born June 6, 1950
    (age 67)