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Barbara Long Quirk

Barbara Long Quirk, American medical center executive, nurse. Registered Nurse, Kansas, Missouri.


Quirk, Barbara Long was born on July 31, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


Diploma in nursing, St. Luke's Hospital, 1956. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Kansas, 1965. Master in Nursing, University Kansas, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University Missouri, 1984.


Staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, 1958-1965;school nurse, Kansas City Board Education, 1965-1970;clinical nurse specialist, Kansas U. Medical Center, 1972-1975;administrative assistant, Truman Medical Center West, 1975-1978;director nursing, Truman Medical Center East, 1978-1985;associate administrator, Truman Medical Center East, since 1985. Assistant professor of University Missouri School Medicine, Kansas City, l976-, assistant professor graduate studies, l977-. Member adjunct faculty Avila College, Kansas City, l986-;associate science medical and dental staff Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, l980-.


Chairman advisory board vocational technical program for Licensed Practical Nurse's Kansas City Board Education, l979—. Member, vice chairman Joint Commn, Accreditation for Health Care Organizations, since 1989, PTAC committee for LTC, since 1989. Member American Hospital Association (representative), Missouri Organization Nurse Executives (board directors 1981-1983, 87-89, president-elect 1989-1990, president since 1990), Greater Kansas City Area Nursing Administrators (president 1982-1983, secretary-treasurer 1985-1986), Academy Health Professions (board directors 1980-1988), Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: oil painting, gardening.


Daughter of Anthony James and Nelle G. (Martin) Long..m Patrick G. Quirk (divorced). 1 child, Erin Christine.