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Susan Viola Bates, American healthcare administrator, nurse. Registered Nurse, CAlif. Member Sigma Theta Tau.


Bates, Susan Viola was born on May 23, 1951 in Columbus, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Lester Otto and Lois Viola (Rath) Henning.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Olivet Nazarene College, Kankakee, Illinois, 1973. Master of Science, Governors State University, Park Forest South, Illinois, 1977.


Nurse's aide Columbus Community Hospital, Wisconsin, 1967-1969. Nurse aide Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, 1971-1973, nurse, 1973, Palos Community Hospital, Illinois, 1973-1974. Instructor St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Joliet, 1974-1976.

Project coordinator Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Dyer, Indiana, 1976-1978, assistant director nursing, 1978-1980, director of special services, 1980-1981. Director of nursing services Culver Union Hospital, Crawfordsville, 1981-1984, director of patient services, 1984, assistant administrator, 1984-1986. Director nursing, assistant administrator Visalia (California) Community Hospital, 1986-1990, director quality and risk management, 1990-1995.

Case manager Kaweah Delta Hospital, Visalia, since 1996.


Member Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Softball, reading.


Children: Rebecca Sue, Kenneth Ryan. Married Bill D. Bates.