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Winter convocation slated for CON grads

The College of Nursing will hold Convocation to celebrate the Class of December 2008 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (405 King St.). There will be a light reception in the adjacent Fellowship Hall following the ceremony.
This year's speaker, Emma Forkner, R.N., is a graduate of MUSC College of Nursing and is the current director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in South Carolina.
Forkner is a nurse with 35 years experience. Prior to her appointment at DHHS, she rose to the rank of colonel in the United States Air Force and served as chief nursing officer during a number of postings. She also served as the director of telemedicine at Alaska's Elmendorf Air Force Base. After her military retirement, she served as a senior policy analyst in the area of Health Quality Research at Altarum Institute, a non-profit health care research institute in San Antonio, Texas.
Forkner also earned a master's degree in public administration and her published research spans a variety of important health care topics including the relative clinical and financial effectiveness of disease management and the use of data to optimize care delivery systems. One of her top priorities at Health and Human Services is to improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries through enhanced care coordination.


Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

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