The observation of National Nurses Week, celebrated May 6 – May 12, has extra-special meaning this year.
As is the case with many care-givers, the hard work of dedicated nurses often is taken for granted. Sometimes, it takes a health crisis such as the Coronavirus pandemic to bring these medical heroes into the spotlight.
Pictured above is alumna Julianne (Comiskey) Heinimann ’01, who works as a NICU nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is one of at least 34 Friar alumni — women and men — who are registered nurses or nurse practitioners (see list below) across the United States: from Chicago, Oak Park, Downers Grove and Indiana to Washington (DC), Ohio, Arizona and San Francisco. (We know there are many more who are not in our system.)
Kathryn Meade, the mother of Fenwick senior Jack Meade (Lombard, IL), is one of at least nine parents working in the nursing field (see below). ” I had contracted COVID-19 from work,” shares Mrs. Meade, who has been a nurse since 1994, working as a NICU nurse for 22 years until recently becoming a Lactation Consultant. “Thankfully, I am on the mend and am humbled by the outpouring of love and support I received,” she says.
In observance if National Nurses Week, we want to publicly thank these moral servant-leaders for all that they do for their patients – especially by putting themselves and their families at risk during the COVID-19 crisis. You make us all proud to be fellow Friars!
|Mary||Berkemeyer||’11||Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago||Emergency Room Registered Nurse|
|Monica||Bomben||’11||Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago||Registered Nurse, Neuro/Ortho|
|Allison||Borkovec||’07||Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston||Registered Nurse|
|Katie||Dalton||’06||Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago||Registered Nurse|
|Jennifer||Dan||’08||Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago||Cardiac Cath |
|Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL |
Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago
Nurse, neurointestinal and motility
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
|Margaret||Grace||’13||Rush University Medical Center, Chicago||Registered Nurse|
|Sharon||Grandy||’01||Presence Health (Arizona)||Emergency Room, RN|
|Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago|
|Registered Nurse (Neonatal ICU)|
|Dana||Jakoubek||’01||UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco||Kidney Transplant Nurse Practitioner|
|Bridget||Kern||’07||Rush University Medical Center, Chicago||Registered Nurse|
|Amy||Konopasek||’01||Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL||Registered Nurse Multidisciplinary Coordinator|
|Robert||Lewis||’71||Emory University Emergency Medicine, Atlanta||Nurse Practitioner|
|Anne||Loeffler||’06||Rush University Medical Center||Nurse Assistant 2|
|Mark||Manankil||’86||Advocate Healthcare/Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Gtove, IL||Nurse/Psychiatry|
|U. of Chicago Hospital – Stem Cell Transplant Unit|
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
|Charge Nurse/ Floor Nurse|
|Martin||Mikell||’86||Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee||Registered Nurse|
|Elissa||Mikol||’04||Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago||Pediatric Surgery, Nurse Practitioner|
|Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Chicago |
Loyola Medical Center, Maywood
|Registered Nurse |
|Thomas||Papadakis||’01||Rush Oak Park Hospital||Registered Nurse, Emergency Department|
Loyola Medical Center (Chicago)
AMITA Health Medical Group
Family Nurse Practitioner
|Terri||Ferrera-Salinas||’09||Magnificat Family Medicine, Indianapolis||Registered Nurse|
UnitedHealth Group, Ohio
|Brittney||Woosley||’08||Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL||Permanent Charge Nurse/RN|
According to the Fenwick database, another 225 people (including alumni) have listed either “medicine” as their business/industry or “nursing” or “physician” as their profession. They are:Continue reading “Praying for Nurses and Medical Professionals with Fenwick Ties”