All Press Releases for December 14, 2018

Irene S. Kangas Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Kangas has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the home health and hospice industry

Irene S. Kangas previously served as president of Genesys Home Health and Hospice Inc. in Flint, Michigan, from 1990 to 2000

    DAYTON, OH, December 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Irene S. Kangas with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Kangas celebrates many years of experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With 20 years of professional experience, Ms. Kangas has been retired since 2000. She had previously served as president of Genesys Home Health and Hospice Inc. in Flint, Michigan, from 1990 to 2000 and as vice president of finance for the La Crosse Visiting Nurse Association in Wisconsin from 1985 to 1990. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kangas was the manager of financial operations for Neighborhood House Visiting Nurse and Nursery School in Millburn, New Jersey, from 1983 to 1985 and director of hospital education at the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Health System Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from 1980 to 1983.

Ms. Kangas began her career as a student at University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan, completing coursework from 1951 to 1953. Later in her career, she returned to her studies at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1979. She concluded her education at the University of Wisconsin System, earning a Master of Education in professional development healthcare administration in 1987. Ms. Kangas is additionally certified as a home health and hospice care executive.

A respected voice in her field, Ms. Kangas has been affiliated with a number of organizations in her community. She is a member of the National Association of Home Care & Hospice, the Michigan Home Health Association, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Incarnation Conference. Ms. Kangas is also the president of the Senior Leisure Club and was chair of the scholarship committee of the Avant Professional Woman's Association.

Throughout her career, Ms. Kangas has been recognized for her achievements. The recipient of the Corporate Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Greater Flint in Michigan, she also received the Irene Waldman Leadership award from Sisters of St. Joseph Health Systems. Ms. Kangas has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who's Who in American Women.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Irene Kangas has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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