CONTACT: Erica C. Cline
Oct. 26, 2013
University's Marilyn Bowcutt
an American Academy of Nursing Fellow
(Augusta, Ga.) – Marilyn Bowcutt, UHCS Executive Vice President/COO and UH President, was named an American Academy of Nursing Fellow at the organization’s policy conference held Oct. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Ms. Bowcutt, MSN, RN, was one of 172 nurse leaders inducted at the 40th annual meeting.
The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers. With this new class, Fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 19 countries.
“Selection for fellowship in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy president Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Academy.”
Invitation to Fellowship is more than recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession and fewer than 2 percent of nurses ever attain this level of recognition. Academy Fellows also have a responsibility to contribute their time and energies to the Academy, and to engage with other health care leaders outside the Academy in transforming America's health care system by
- Enhancing the quality of health and nursing care;
- Promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum;
- Reducing health disparities and inequalities;
- Shaping healthy behaviors and environments;
- Integrating mental and physical health care; and
- Strengthening the nursing and health care delivery system, nationally and internationally.
Jim Davis, president and CEO of University Health Care System noted Ms. Bowcutt’s unwavering dedication to health care and our community.
“While I have worked with probably 15 Chief Nursing Officers in my career, I can tell you that none of them had the ability to balance and harmonize her commitment to patients, families, employees, the community and of course our University Health Care System,” he said. “She is able to be innovative to improve care yet holds firm to the traditions and values that make our organization great. On top of that, she manages to keep her sense of humor and a very active life at home. We are so fortunate to have her here in Augusta working with all of us.”
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