Governor Bush Appoints NCH Director To Nursing Board

(Naples, FL) October 18, 2006 - Governor Jeb Bush announced recently that Dora Krauss, RN, Director of Education for the NCH Healthcare System has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Florida Center for Nursing.

Krauss, a nursing graduate of Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit joined the NCH staff in January 1998 and has served as Director of Education since 2002. Krauss’ term begins immediately, and extends through June 2009. The Center for Nursing was established in 2001 by the Florida Legislature to address issues of supply and demand for nursing, including recruitment, retention, and utilization of nurse workforce resources, and reflects a statewide commitment to recognize the importance of nursing to the people of our state.

Krauss’ appointment will allow her to develop valuable relationships throughout the state, provide meaningful and practical input, and bring important information back to NCH to enhance nursing quality.

“Dora’s extensive knowledge and commitment to the fields of Nursing and Education give her the background needed to make meaningful contributions to this important Board. The future of healthcare in the US continues to rate as one of the highest areas of interest to the public. As the members of this Board address these important issues, our hospitals, our patients and the community at large will be the beneficiaries of their efforts,” said Allen Weiss, MD, CEO, NCH Healthcare System.