Aetna Releases 2003 African American History Calendar.
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2003
22ND Annual Calendar Celebrates the Commitment of Nurse Leaders; Proceeds from Sale to Benefit National Black Nurses Association
Today, Aetna will release the 22nd edition of its African American History Calendar, which recognizes the vital contributions of African American nurses in saving lives, establishing critical health care programs and focusing their energies on addressing health care disparities. Aetna also announced that, for the first time, the African American History Calendar will be available in electronic form on Aetna's Diversity Web site, www.aetna.com/diversity/aahcalendar. Printed copies of the calendar are available for $4 each. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will benefit the Scholarship Program of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. To order, please send a check payable to Aetna to the following address: Aetna Calendar, Corporate Communications, 151 Farmington Avenue, RC2D, Hartford, CT 06156.
"For more than two decades, Aetna has been recognizing the contributions of outstanding African Americans in all professions and walks of life," said Aetna Chairman and CEO John W. Rowe, M.D. "In highlighting the work of nurses, we have chosen to focus on the struggles, successes and achievements of African American nurse leaders who have made and are making invaluable contributions to our society."
Aetna's African American History Calendar has profiled more than 250 individuals since 1982 - pioneers in fields such as business, government, athletics, science, education, medicine and the arts. From the award-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry and Olympic Gold Medal winner the late Florence Griffith Joyner, to heart surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, and CEO and philanthropist Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., all of the individuals featured have demonstrated great strength and perseverance in succeeding in their chosen fields.
The 2003 African American History Calendar recognizes the following individuals:
January Ora L. Strickland, PhD, DSc, RN, FAAN, Professor of
Family and Community Nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff
School of Nursing, Emory University. Dr. Strickland is
an internationally known specialist in nursing
research, measurement, evaluation, maternal and child
health, and parenting.
February Ernest J. Grant, RN, MSN, Nursing Education Clinician
II, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, University of
North Carolina Hospitals. Mr. Grant piloted and widely
promotes "Learn Not to Burn(R)," a National Fire
Protection Association program aimed at preventing or
diminishing burn injuries.
March Betty Smith Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor
Emeritus, Department of Nursing, California State
University; co-founder of the Council of Black Nurses;
a founder and 7th President of the National Black
Nurses Association; and currently President (and
founder) of the Coalition of Ethnic and Minority Nurse
April Jacquelin Holland, RCN, CRNP, Director of Screening
Services, Columbus Cancer Clinic. A seasoned nurse
practitioner who is well known in the Columbus, Ohio,
area as well as in nursing circles around the country
for her unwavering efforts to promote health and
prevent cancer or detect it in its earliest stages.
May Marvel King Davis, RN, MSN, Service Manager, Dual
Diagnosis, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
June Sherrie Hinz, RN, EMSRN, Critical Care nurse at Valley
Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, and also a
fixed-wing nurse for Med-Flight Air Ambulance.
July Linda Burns Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, VP and Head
Nursing Officer, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los
Angeles. Also, currently serving a three-year term
with HHS National Advisory Council on Nurse Education
August Eleanor M. Butler, MS, RN, Dist. Supervising Nurse,
District 1, Lower Manhattan; responsible for the
health care of 13,000 district schoolchildren (public,
Catholic and Yeshiva schools).
September May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Florence Cellar
Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the Frances
Payne Bolton School of Nursing; and Director of the
University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western
October Frances E. Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH, Deputy Director and
Director - Division of Policy and Program Development,
Department of Health and Human Services - Office on
November Wanda McGee-Igiozee, RN, Aetna nurse case manager.
December Dorothy L. Powell, EdD, RN, FAAN, Dean of Nursing at
Howard University, and five Howard University nursing
students. The students participated in a research
exchange program this summer with Yale University to
study health disparities.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading providers of health care and related group benefits, serving 13.9 million medical members, 11.9 million dental members and 11.7 million group insurance customers, as of September 30, 2002. The company has expansive nationwide networks of more than 539,000 health care services providers, including over 327,000 primary care and specialist physicians and 3,300 hospitals. For more information about Aetna, please visit the company's Web site at www.aetna.com.