State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently attended the dedication of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

The center will help train graduate-level nursing students to provide critical, one-site care during emergencies and transport to medical facilities. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Flight Nursing Program is the first of its kind at a U.S. nursing school.

“I am honored to have had the chance to be able to attend such an important dedication,” Rep Anielski said. “Dorothy Ebersbach was a great philanthropist for her profession and the service of others.”

The center is named after Dorothy Ebersbach, who was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II and, along with her WASP peers, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for distinguished service to their country. She worked in public health until her retirement in 1975.

Ebersbach, who passed away in November 2011, had pledged $4.7 million to establish the center.


Jane Morai said...

Wow. It's great to hear the the nursing program is taking such great steps in the right direction. I hope this program will get recognized by the other states and hopefully become a more rutine practice.

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