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Patrick Bernard Gillen, American Flight nurse Certified enterostomal therapy nurse Named Nurse of Hope, American Cancer Society.

Background

Gillen, Patrick Bernard was born on June 6, 1950 in Toledo. Son of Aloysius Martin and Edna Marie (Baugh) Gillen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Toledo, 1973. Diploma in Nursing, Toledo Hospital School, 1978. Enterostomal Therapy Nursing, Cleveland Clinic, 1980.

Master of Arts in International Relations, Webster University, 1997.

Career

Charge nurse medical-surgical, Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio., 1978-1979;float nurse, Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio., 1979-1980;enterostomal therapy nurse, Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio., 1980-1988;president enterostomal therapy nurse practice, Patient Care Associations, Toledo, 1988-1989;home health nurse, Adrian (Michigan) Cmty. Health, 1988-1989;commissioned First lieutenant, United States Air Force Nurse Corps, 1989;advanced through grades to major, United States Air Force Nurse Corps, 1998;medical surgical, assistant charge nurse, Keesler (Air Force Base) Medical Center, Mississippi, 1989-1991;nursing supervisor, Keesler (Air Force Base) Medical Center, Mississippi, 1992-1993;flight nurse medical director, 57th Aeromed. Evacuation, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1993-1994;instructor, assistant charge training, 375th Aeromed.

Evacuation, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, since 1993;flight examiner, 375th Aeromed. Evacuation, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1995-1997;assistant flight commander standards & evaluations, 375th Aeromed. Evacuation, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1996-1997;with, United States Air Force Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., since 1997.

Enterostomal nurse consultant in field.

Membership

Conference United Ostomy Association, 1980-1989, American Cancer Society, Fulton and Lucas Counties, Ohio, 1981-1989, Toledo Community Hospitals Oncology Program, 1984-1986. Leader Boy Scouts of America, Ohio, 1981-1987, counselor 1981-1994). Member Aerospace Medical Association, American Air Museum in Britain, Secular Franciscan Order.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, running, writing, painting (oils), guitar, camping, modeling planes.

Connections

Married Dolores Almeda Szabo, June 29, 1973. Children: Abraham Joseph, Laura Marie, Kurtis Aloysius, Kathy Jean.