The attributes that Ms. Miller feels played a crucial role in her success is commitment, her ability to follow through, and compromise, as well as her love of nursing and taking care of the elderly.
CHARLOTTE, NC, November 25, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Diane Miller with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Miller celebrates many years' 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.
At young age, Ms. Miller was introduced to the film, "Little Boy Lost," starring Bing Crosby, which depicted a nun at an orphanage who decided to take care of a little boy. Inspired by the nun's selflessness, Ms. Miller made an effort to follow the path to becoming a caretaker, later working as a nurse aid with a local hospital while in high school. Upon graduating from high school, she pursued a formal education at the Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing and earned a diploma in 1966. After several subsequent years, Ms. Miller secured a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University in 1982. Furthermore, she began her career as a staff nurse with Saint Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
As she progressed through her profession, Ms. Miller developed expertise in Cardiac ICU Step Down, telemetry, and orthopedics. Continuing as a staff nurse, she was hired by Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan, later departing to become the co-founder, vice president, and health coordinator of Golden Opportunities Day center for the Elderly in Brighton, Michigan. Ms. Miller concluded her career as a staff nurse and former member of the nursing research committee for the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte in 2018.
The attributes that Ms. Miller feels played a crucial role in her success is commitment, her ability to follow through, and compromise, as well as her love of nursing and taking care of the elderly. When answering the most common question she is asked, which is, "How were you able to work 52 years as a staff nurse in a hospital?," she replies:
"The answer is: After the birth of my first of four children, I decided to have a career in nursing and raise a family, too. I chose to be part time / pm, working the night shift mostly. I am grateful to the three hospitals who have employed me for 52 years. They were flexible and I was flexible. I am also grateful to my husband, Paul of 51 years. We worked as a great team to raise four remarkable children. Now our immediate family numbers fifteen.
Although our wages were not exhorbitant, we managed to be there for our family. Our four children were able to graduate from college without debt.
We continue to live in Charlotte, NC in the same home for the past 34 years. We are debt free and very content with our lives.
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do nursing, specially "bedside" nursing for so many years (among other things).
Last year I was told that I could no longer do nursing as I had for years due to breaking and re-breaking an ankle. So, at the age of 73 it was time to retire. It is OK.
Thank you for this achievement award. I hope that all the knowledge I have accumulated over the years could be a benefit as an advocate to improve health care for the elderly.
None of our family has picked nursing as a profession. However, our oldest son Mark has chosen hospital administration as a career. He is presently Senior Vice President of Finance for the University of North Carolina Health Care System. He has seemed to value my opinion or asked for it on occasion. A time that he referred to me as his "Mamma-meter" I was thrilled. Life has not always been easy, but I feel so grateful and so blessed."
With an active presence in her local community, she has proudly devoted her time to the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. For her accomplishments in the field, she has been the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and was featured in editions of Who's Who in American Nursing and Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals. Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Miller enjoys bridging and baking, and occasionally volunteers as a party clown.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Miller has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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