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Patricia Josephine Ekdahl, American hospital administrator.


Ekdahl, Patricia Josephine was born on March 30, 1939 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Arthur Finguel and Evelyn Josephine (Ehn) Ekdahl.


Nursing Diploma, West Nebraska General Hospital, 1960. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Idaho State University, 1974. Master of Science in Nursing, University Colorado, Denver, 1979.


Staff nurse, director nursing, Platte County Memorial Hospital, Wheatland, Wyoming, 1960-1968;staff nurse, St. Anthony Hospital, Pocatello, Idaho., 1973-1974;instructor, curriculum coordinator, West Nebraska General Hospital School Nursing, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 1969-1979;director nursing, St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 1979-1981;assistant administrator, St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1981-1985;corporation director nursing, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia Health Care System, St. Louis, 1985-1987;vice president, Roanoke (Virginia) Memorial Hospital, 1987-1992;clinical faculty, St. Saint Louis University, 1986;clinical assistant professor of nursing, University of Virginia, 1990;vice president patient care services, Columbia Regional Medical Center S.W. Florida, Fort Myers, Floridachief operating officer, Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, Fort Myers, Florida, since 1993. Gerontology futures task force, Virginia Technology U., 1990.


Member Interfaith Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, St. Louis, 1986-1987, St. Louis Archdiocese Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1986-1987, St. Louis Indigent Task Force, 1986-1987, Diocese of Richmond Health Care, 1988, women's commission, 1990. Board directors Roanoke Catholic School, 1988. Active Child Abuse Prevention Council, 1988, president 1992-1993, Leadership County, Fort Myers, 1994.

Board directors Salvation Army, 1995. Eucharistic minister, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Fort Myers, Florida. Member St. Cecelia's Catholic Community.

Regional coordinator Concord Coalition. Member American Nurses Association (certified nurse executive advanced 1985), American Hospital Association, Virginia Hospital Association, American College Healthcare Executives (diplomate).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: physical fitness, reading, recycling activities.


Married Donald Eugene Sleeger, June 4, 1961 (divorced 1986). Children: Toni Rene Sleeger, Jodi Lynn Sleeger, Lori Ann Sleeger.