Jewish Hospital Honors 106-Year-Old Nurse

03/22/17 News Article

In the 1940s, Willie Mena Jones-Glass made history when she became the first African American nurse hired at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY. Nurse Glass, now 106 years old, was born in Cameron, TX, and earned a nursing degree from Prairie View A&M University in 1936. She spent her life breaking barriers in the health care industry for women and minorities. She now resides at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky in Louisville.

In honor of her contributions to nursing and minority rights, KentuckyOne Health’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion, along with the Kentucky Branch of the Black Nurses Association, honored Nurse Jones-Glass at the inaugural Power of One Reception on Feb. 27. A new award, to be named for her, will be given in her honor annually to others who follow in her footsteps and make a difference in the health care community.

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Two leading U.S. health systems – Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health – who announced a Definitive Agreement to combine their health ministries in December 2017, have chosen “CommonSpirit Health” as the name of their new organization. The two systems expect to complete the transaction by the end of 2018.

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