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William Edward O'Brien

William Edward O'Brien, American health facility administrator. Registered pharmacist, Pennsylvania. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1991.


O'Brien, William Edward was born on December 25, 1936 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Raymond Vincent and Lois Minerva (Weston) O'B.


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1962. Master of Science in Hospital Pharmacy, Ohio State University, 1965.


Resident in hospital pharmacy, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, 1964;supervisor, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1964-1966;assistant director pharmacy, Jefferson Medical College & Hospital, Philadelphia, 1966-1969;manager pharmacy and central services, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, 1969-1974;manager pharmacy, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, 1974-1979;director materials management, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, since 1979. Member Hospital Pharmacy Advisory Board of E. R. Scquibb & Son, Princeton, New Jersey,1971-1973, Pharmacy Advisory Council of Smith, Kline & French Labs, Philadelphia, 1973-1975.


Board directors Rotary International, Hershey, 1990-1991. Active Environmental Waste Management Board, Hershey, since 1991. With United States Navy, 1954-1957.

Member American Society Hospital Materials Management (central Pennsylvania chapter), Rotary (board directors 1990-1991), Knights of Columbus, Rho Chi Society (Alpha Beta chapter, Freshman award, 1959).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: woodworking, trout fishing, photography.


Married Eloise Joanne Mattern, June 5, 1958. Children: Jennifer Lynne Horrocks, Kathleen Ruth Meyer, Elizabeth Ann, William Thomas.