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Lou Ann Atkins

Lou Ann Atkins, American medical facility administrator. Certified nursing administration advanced; certified healthcare executive. Member National League for Nursing, American College Healthcare Executives, Mensa, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Atkins, Lou Ann was born on March 31, 1950 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Donald M. and E. Jane (Dunning) Kanouse.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University Pittsburgh, 1972. Master of Science in Nursing, St. Louis University, 1978. South Carolina.T., Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1981.

Master of Business Administration, University South Florida, 1993.


Assistant professor nursing Murray State University, 1978-1982. Staff nurse in surgical Intensive Care Unit James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, Florida, 1982-1983. Director education L.W. Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, 1983-1984.

Assistant chief nursing service medical-surgical Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bay Pines, 1984-1994, chief nursing service Erie, Pennsylvania, 1994-1999, chief operating officer, since 1999.


Member ANA, National League for Nursing, Florida League for Nursing., Florida Nurses Association, Mensa, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Jimmy K. Atkins, November 10, 1973.