Three years as RTS National Faulty. Teaching RTS Perinatal Loss Program as well as the Pediatric to Adult Program.
Twenty years as Bereavement Coordinator for St. Francis Hospital Health Systems, Indianapolis, IN. Coordinating three hospital in the areas of Labor and Delivery, Outpatient Surgery, Emergency Department. Established Perinatal Hospice Program, developed Caring Companion Peer Perinatal support organization, organized multiple memorial services each year, headed up fund raising to support Bereavement program. Member of Ethic committee, Indianapolis Bereavement Support Group, Kate Cares Perinatal Loss review committee, Fetal Infant Mortality Review committee.
Ten years active patient care in Labor and Delivery
Register Nurse in the state of Indiana,
Certificate in Grief studies from Colorado State University
Parish Nurse certification
Co-authored the book Companioning at the Time of Perinatal Loss
Provided bedside support to families experiencing perinatal loss.
Provided educational support in perinatal loss to 200 nurses in L&D, ED. out patient surgery. Resource for Spiritual Care and Social Services.
Facilitated Perinatal Loss support group and Subsequent Pregnancy support for 18 years.
Developed patient literature and staff education
Developed current Perinatal Hospice Program
Developed the Caring Companion Peer Support Organization
Developed ongoing in house anti-partum (bed rest) program
Worked in conjunction with Perinatology on miscarriage research
Worked with Hospital Foundation on fund raising projects
St. Francis Nurse of the Year 1994
St. Francis Family spirit winner 1999
Spirit of Women regional winner 2000
Women of Distinction Soropitmist International - Indianapolis 2001
Health care Hero - Indianapolis Business Journal - finalist 2002
Indianapolis star Salute to Nurse - Nurse of the Year Runner up
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