Thursday, May 5, 2011

Linda Burnes Bolton and Mary Wakefield Among Top Women in Healthcare

Congratulations to INQRI National Advisory Committee member Linda Burnes Bolton and former INQRI grantee Mary Wakefield on their inclusion on Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

For the past 40 years, Linda Burnes Bolton has dedicated her career to patient care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Since 1996, she has served as vice president and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute. She manages a staff of 3,500 and oversees nursing care at the prominent system. A registered nurse, Bolton, 62, has led national initiatives on bedside care and workforce issues. She was vice chair of an initiative on the future of nursing by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine.

Mary Wakefield is administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, that focuses on improving access to health services. Wakefield, 56, oversees more than 100 programs, nearly 2,000 employees and 3,000 grantees with a budget of $7.5 billion. An expert on rural health and a registered nurse, she was previously director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead HRSA in February 2009.

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