Stanford Health Care celebrated Nurses Week with the theme of “You Make a Difference” from May 15-19, 2023. The week ended with a celebration with booth exhibits from collaborative healthcare partners. The Office of Research partnered with the Stanford Medicine Black Nurses Association (SMBNA) to spotlight the innovative and exciting work they lead.
Written by: Regine Lopez, MPH
graduates throughout the years. According to Julie Shinn, Stanford Nurse Alumnae and Legacy Grant Committee member, the goal of the organization is to celebrate history, look to the future, and to “increase the presence of nursing in the academic medical center.” Another member, Janet Darrow, praised Dr. Williams’ efforts to create a Nursing Section within the School of Medicine, stating “We’ve been looking for a champion for a long time and I think we found one.”
The luncheon concluded with the announcement of the Honorary Membership. Because the School of Nursing closed in the late 1970’s, new members are limited to Stanford University graduates who later pursue nursing or those selected for this special honor. The 2023 Honorary Membership was presented to Dr. Williams for championing nursing research at Stanford Health Care, her partnership in supporting the organization’s grant program for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health nurses, and preserving the legacy of the Stanford Nurse Alumnae association.
Written by: Dr. Michelle DeCoux Hampton