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Martha Anne Lewis, American nurse executive.

Background

Lewis, Martha Anne was born on May 13, 1942 in New Orleans. Daughter of William West and Eulala (Estes) Miller.

Education

Diploma, Gilfoy School Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi, 1963. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Southern Mississippi, 1980. Master of Science in Nursing Administration, University Southern Mississippi, 1985.

Career

Staff nurse Mississippi Hospital School for Cerebral Palsy, Jackson, 1963. Staff nurse Lafayette County Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi, 1964. Clinic nurse University Mississippi Student Infirmary, 1964-1965.

Pediatric head nurse, pediatric/nursery supervisor Mississippi Baptist Hospital, Jackson, 1965-1967, staff nurse-operating room psychiatry and obstetrics, 1967. From pediatric clinic nurse to charge nurse Intensive Care Unit-burn unit University Medical Center, Jackson, 1967-1968, head nurse pediatric endocrine pulmonary, oncology, 1969-1971. Assistant director nursing service Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi, 1971-1975, from director nursing service to assistant executive director, since 1976.

Member advisory committee Meridian Community College, 1980-1989, Master of Health Administration-MNA-MSMA-MHCC liaison com, 1982-1984, Deans and Directors Liaison Committee, 1982-1984.

Religion

Creeds should be rejected as they may compromise a believer’s obligation to interpret the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Politics

Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

Membership

Board directors Meridian Smymphony League, 1983-1988, honorary board, since 1988. Member Educational Council-Concern for Dying, Meridian, 1985, Lauderdale County Interagency Council, Meridian, 1985-1987, Meridian Industrial Foundation, 1989-1993, American Red Cross. Member American Organization Nurse Executives, Mental Health Association (board directors 1994-1999), American Nurses Association (In Search of Excellence award 1989), Mississippi Hospital Association-Organisation Nurse Executives (chairman communications committee 1980-1984, 88—, president 1982-1983), board directors 1980-1984, 88-91, chairman recognition committee 1984, Mississippi organization executive 1991 recognition award), Mississippi Nurses Assn (state Health affairs committee 1985-1986, delegate to conventions, finance committee 1990-1992, membership committee, program committee vice president, board directors Nurse of Year award district 16, 1983, Administrative Nurse of Year award 1987, MBH-Gilfoy Alumni Association 1993-1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Alpine skiing, bicycling, reading, hiking, poetry.

Connections

Married Carl E. Lewis (divorced). Children: Carl Junior, Timothy.