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Kathleen Ann Bracken

Kathleen Ann Bracken, American nurse. Registered Nurse, Illinois. Recipient Meritorious Service award, 1979, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86.

Background

Bracken, Kathleen Ann was born on March 14, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Thomas James and Catherine Anastasia (Cowal) Bracken.

Education

Diploma, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, Illinois, 1968. Bachelor of science in nursing, Lewis University, 1984. Master of Business Administration, Lewis University, 1989.

Career

Member staff Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, Illinois, 1968-1969, 71-73, supervisor ICUs, 1976-1979, director Intensive Care Unit's, 1979-1991. Vice president patient care services South Chicago Community Hospital, 1991-1993. Staff nurse Chicago Lying-In Clinic, University Chicago, 1970-1971.

Nurse manager VA Chicago Healthcare Systems, 1994-1998, associate chief nurse, 1998—2004. Chief nurse Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center, since 2004. Board directors, chairman nursing cardiovascular committee South Cook Heart Association, 1977-1983.

Membership

Member staff Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, 1968-1969, 71-73, supervisor ICUs, 1976-1979,director ICUs, 1979-1991. Member NAFE, Chicago Heart Association, Association CriticalCare Nurses (president Southside Chicago, Area chapter 1983-1984, recording secretary 1984-1985), American Heart Association (cardiovascular nursing county, Brain Injury Association Illinois, Chicago Healthcare Executive Forum, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau.