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Susan Viola Bates

Susan Viola Bates, American healthcare administrator, nurse. Registered Nurse, CAlif. Member Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Bates, Susan Viola was born on May 23, 1951 in Columbus, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Lester Otto and Lois Viola (Rath) Henning.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Olivet Nazarene College, Kankakee, Illinois, 1973. Master of Science, Governors State University, Park Forest South, Illinois, 1977.


    • Nurse's aide Columbus Community Hospital, Wisconsin, 1967-1969. Nurse aide Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, 1971-1973, nurse, 1973, Palos Community Hospital, Illinois, 1973-1974. Instructor St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Joliet, 1974-1976.

      Project coordinator Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Dyer, Indiana, 1976-1978, assistant director nursing, 1978-1980, director of special services, 1980-1981. Director of nursing services Culver Union Hospital, Crawfordsville, 1981-1984, director of patient services, 1984, assistant administrator, 1984-1986. Director nursing, assistant administrator Visalia (California) Community Hospital, 1986-1990, director quality and risk management, 1990-1995.

      Case manager Kaweah Delta Hospital, Visalia, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, CAlif.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Nazarene


    Member Sigma Theta Tau.



    Softball, reading.


    • Children: Rebecca Sue, Kenneth Ryan. Married Bill D. Bates.
    • father: Lester Otto Henning
    • mother: Lois Viola (Rath) Henning
    • spouse: Bill D. Bates.
    • children: Rebecca Sue Bates
    • Kenneth Ryan Bates
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    Born March 23, 1951
    (age 66)