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Bijoy Kumar Mahanti Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Mahanti has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of nursing and military

As a respected authority in the health care field, Bijoy Kumar Mahanti is considered a technical expert in deployable medical systems.

    ABERDEEN, MD, May 19, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Bijoy Kumar Mahanti with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Mahanti celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his 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.

Mr. Mahanti is a retired nurse and U.S. Army officer who spent the first two decades of his career in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1978, he advanced to a lieutenant colonel during his service, where he notably held several significant roles while stationed throughout California, Oklahoma, Texas, Maryland and overseas in Germany. Concluding his military efforts as the director of nursing and the deputy commander at the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, in 2000, Mr. Mahanti then began a successful tenure with the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System for more than 10 years. Initially serving as a nurse manager of the ambulatory care clinics, he later excelled as an associate chief nurse of managed care, the risk manager of clinical services and lastly as the risk manager for patient safety and performance improvement until 2012.

As a respected authority in the health care field, Mr. Mahanti is considered a technical expert in deployable medical systems. He also flourished as a clinical associate faculty member at Monterey Peninsula College in California between 1987 and 1990 and as an associate faculty member at Midwestern State University in Texas between 1991 and 1994. Additionally, Mr. Mahanti has contributed as a frequent presenter in his field.

Initially set on a career in engineering, Mr. Mahanti pivoted to a profession in health care after some guidance from his aunt while he worked in a hospital to support himself in college. While serving as the chief head nurse in the Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital at Fort Ord Army Base in Monterey, California, in 1986, Mr. Mahanti was responsible for testing the medical system for the U.S. Department of Defense. The opportunity enabled him to not only test all the medical equipment in the field, but also educate the entire staff, which he cites as the highlight of his career.

Mr. Mahanti obtained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Nursing at Andrews University in 1975. He later earned a Master of Science at the University of San Francisco in 1981 and a Master of Science in Nursing at Indiana University in 1986. Moreover, he is a certified Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as well as formerly Certified as a Professional in Utilization Management and in utilization review.

Among Mr. Mahanti's many industry-related memberships, he is an associate member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member, past vice president and former delegate member of the awards and scholarship program committee for District 11 of the Oklahoma Nurses Association. He also served in various capacities on the board of the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality and remains a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Texas Nurses Association, the Association of the U.S. Army, and the Maryland Nurses Association, among others. Additionally, Mr. Mahanti was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 1985.

In recognition of his service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Mahanti received a Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and three Army Achievement Medals. Nominated for the Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Award by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution in 1994, he was celebrated by the Oklahoma Nurses Association with both a State Membership Award and the District Public Relations Nurse of the Year Award in 1992, as well as distinction as the Member of the Year in 1993. Likewise, he was presented with a Letter of Recognition from U.S. Senator Don Nickles in 1992, honored at the Oklahoma State Legislative Assembly for his achievements in 1994 and the recipient of two Lions Clubs International President's Certificates for Achievement in 2015 and 2018. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has also been featured in the fourth and fifth editions of Who's Who in American Nursing.

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