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Elizabeth Davidson Taft

Elizabeth Davidson Taft, Polish health science facility administrator, nurse. Advanced certified in continuity of care.

Background

Taft, Elizabeth Davidson was born on January 26, 1937 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States, 1939. Daughter of Orray Junior and Janet (Davidson) Taft.

Education

Student, Brown University, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 1960. Master of Science in Nursing, University California, San Francisco, 1967.

Master of Arts in Counseling, Santa Clara (California) University, 1989.

Career

Staff nurse, assistant head nurse Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1960-1962. Staff nurse Palo Alto (California)-Stanford Hospital, 1962-1963. Public health nurse Department Health and Welfare San Mateo (California) County, 1964-1966.

Various positions Stanford (California) University Hospital, 1967-1977, director discharge planning program, 1977-1981, discharge planning coordinator, 1981-1990. Case manager, since 1990. Clinical lecturer Stanford University, 1968-1990.

Membership

Member Hospice Ministry of the Mid-Peninsula, 1982, president, 1986-1988. Board directors Palo Alto (California) Senior Day Health Program, since 1975, chairperson utilization review committee. Member American Association Continuity of Care, California Association Continuity of Care, Santa Clara County Continuity of Care, American Public Health Association, Gerontology Society, Sigma Theta Tau.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, hiking, singing.