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Candace Demler Rakow, American medical/surgical nurse, nursing services administrator. Registered nurse certified in operating room nursing and school nursing. Named Boss of Year, American Business and Professional Women, Pueblo, 1981.


Rakow, Candace Demler was born on April 5, 1947 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Lewis Frederick and Arline Claire (Hertzog) Demler.


Diploma in nursing, Lancaster (Pennsylvania) General Hospital School, 1968;Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1972;Master of Science in Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, 1981.


Supervisor, Cedar Haven, Lebanon, 1968-1969;operating room nurse, Atlantic City (New Jersey) Hosp, Franklin Medical Center, San Francisco, 1969-1971;operating room nurse post-anesthesia care, Lancaster General Hospital, 1971-1972;operating room nurse, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Medical Center, 1972-1974;executive director, Lebanon County Homemaker Svc., Lebanon, 1974-1976;operating room nurse, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado, 1976;assistant director nursing, director operating room service, Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Pueblo, Colorado, 1976-1981;staff nurse, Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, 1981-1982;staff nurse operating room and neo-intensive care unit, Children's Hospital, San Diego, 1982-1985;administrator women's/infants pediatric and trauma nursing service, The Allentown (Pennsylvania) Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, since 1985.


Active Junior League Pueblo, 1982-1984, Junior League San Diego, 1984-1985. Member Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Association Operating Room Nurses, Pennsylvania Perinatal Association (board directors since 1986, chair program committee 1988-1990).


Married William W. Rakow, June 22, 1973 (divorced 1988). Children: Jennifer, Christopher.