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Thanksgiving service for Mrs. Emily Osadebay, Principal Nursing Officer, Princess Margaret Hospital

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Thanksgiving service for Mrs. Emily Osadebay, Principal Nursing Officer, Princess Margaret Hospital
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4 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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English
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Subjects / Keywords:
Nurses -- Biography -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
Osadebay, Emily M. -- Biography   ( lcsh )
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individual biography   ( marcgt )

Notes

General Note:
On cover: 48 years of dedicated service to the nursing profession. Celebrating a lady of excellence for a job well done.
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Service held Friday, September 26, 208, at the School of Nursing Lecture Hall (Grosvenor Close Campus).
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Cover title.
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Biography of Mrs Osadebay pp. 2-4.

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Source Institution:
HIlda Bowen Library
Holding Location:
Hilda Bowen Library
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00025476:00001


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, 48 Years Of Dedicated Service to the Nursing Profession A LA !f e-
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@rogramme Moderator ................... ................................................... Michelle Rolle Nursing Officer II Opening Song ............................................. Great Is Thy Faithfulness Opening Prayer ................................................................. Lolita Pratt Nursing Officer I 1st Scripture Reading ....... Proverbs 16:1-20 ...... Gweenie Sweeting Sr. Trained Clinical Nurse PRAISE & WORSHIP Remarks .............................. .............................. .... ... Mrs. Sandra Coleby Adg. Principal Nursing Officer, Dept. Of Public Health Solo ..................... .......................................................... Claudia Seymour Remarks ..................................................................... Mr. Herbert Brown Managing Director, Public Hospitals Authority Remarks ..................................................... Arch Deacon Ranfurly Brown St. Agnes, Anglican Church Song ......... ................................................................... To God Be The Glory Guest Speaker .................................................. .... Fr. Sebastian campbell Hospital Chaplain 2nd Scripture Reading .............. Matthew 5:1-16 ....... ....... ...... EIIa Anderson Nursing Officer II Solo .............. ......... ...................................................... ... Charmaine Butler Response ................................................................... Mrs. Emily Osadebay Principal Nursing Officer, PMH Vote of Thanks ................................................................... Ms. Patsy Morris Senior Nursing Officer Benediction ........................................................................ Fr. Hamilton RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

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!lilly M. Osadebay R.N, S.R.N, S.C.M., B.A. MBA Prlncfpal Nursing Ofllcer, Princess Margaret Hospital Emily Osadebay entered the Nurse Training in August, 1960. On completing secondary school, Emily entered nurse training in August.1960 and became a Registered Nurse at Princess Margaret Hospital. On completion of her nurses training and following a short seven months of Midwifery she went to England f or further studies with special emphasis on reciprocity to test the English training with training in the Bahamas thereby eliminating the need for nurses to travel to England to obtain State Registration. This was history making for the nursing profession. She graduated from Croyden General Hospital with honors. winn ing the prize awarded third year students as her studies were completed in one year and went on to undertake further studies in the field of nursing. While still in the U K she became a State Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife returning home for a brief period where she worked i n the Operating Theatre which was her first love On returning to England, Emily s uccessfully completed a course in Theatre Management which she practiced for many years While assigned to the Operating Theatre. she was i nstrumental in facilitating the concept of the Peri operative Nurse Thi nking that she would leave nursing Emily registered with Nassau Academy of Business, commenced Secretarial Studies. took the British Society of Commerce Exams. successfully completing typing in Introductory and Advanced Stages Another milestone was allocation to the present Ambulatory Care Department which includes Accident/Emergency during the construction phase until the official opening in 1976. While there she assisted members of the Kaiser permanent and Company with the organization of Specialty Clinic and General Practice Rooms. She remained to conduct inservice for aU staff assisted by Sandra Hanna and George Forbes. additionally assisting Mrs. Cecile Knowles with management of the area until returning to the operating theatre in 1980. I n 1970 she was appointed Nursing Officer II. In 1984 she was appointed Nursing Officer I, and in 1988 she was appointed Senior Nursing Officer. In 19823 Emily undertook studies in Advanced Nursing Administra tion a t t h e Royal College of Nursing London England becoming a qualified Nurse Manager. Studies never seemed to stop and her ventures took her to Templeton Theological Seminary where she successfully read for Philosophy o f R and New Testament Greek Grammar, all this while still working fu U t ime.

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Cont'd. In 1991 she was assigned responsibility as Area Superv isor in Surgical Area I and assisted for 1 year with the management of Surgi c a l Area II in the absence of the manager for that area. Her quest for new knowledge continued and in 1997 Emily graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University Minnesota and went on to complete her Masters in Human Resourc e. She is preparing to defend her thesis for the PHD. Shortly after returning from Minnesota Emily was required to attend a course being put on in Health Care Administration offered by Sojourner Douglas College in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. This she completed in the required time and was awarded a Certificate in Health Care Administration. Other interests include her National Nurses Association where she served as Secretary for three different Presidents and was Secretary when the Bahamas hosted the Caribbean Nurses Organization Conference in 1982. She is a member of the Links Incorporated, Nassau Chapter and held the position of Chairperson for the Youth Facet, serves as Chaplain and Archivist. She is committed to training and affording others the opportunity to learn recognizing the importance of developing subordinates and making her mark as a leader. She served on the Board of Examiners and Panel of Examiners for the Nursing Council for many years. In 2002 appointed following successful interview to the post of Principal Nursing Officer which she currently hold and is due to begin retirement leave in July 2008 after which she would have served the country for 48 years. Other involvements included being Secretary for the P.T.A. of St. John's College for eight consecutive terms fully involved in manning her punch board stall often single handed, and served later on the executive committee for fund raising Emily worships at St. Agnes Anglican Church is a member of St. Felecitas and Perpetuas Women' s Group and is a member of the Senior Choir. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee of Princess M argaret Hospital and serves as Chaplain. She is married, has three daughters Jeunesse a Compliance Officer, Jacqueline a Practicing Attorney, and Janelle a 3rd year Medical Studen t. Emily is also a grandmother with four beautiful grandchildren, yo, K a reem Jr., Adrian and Alana.

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Cont'd. In 1991 she was assigned responsibility as Area Superv isor in Surgical Area I and assisted for 1 year with the management of Surgica l Area II in the absence of the manager for that area. Her quest for new knowledge continued and in 1997 Emily graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University Minnesota and went on to complete her Masters in Human Resourc e. She is preparing to defend her thesis for the PHD. Shortly after returning from Minnesota Emily was required to attend a course being put on in Health Care Administration offered by Sojourner Douglas College in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. This she completed in the required time and was awarded a Certificate in Health Care Administration. Other interests include her National Nurses Association where she served as Secretary for three different Presidents and was Secretary when the Bahamas hosted the Caribbean Nurses Organization Conference in 1982. She is a member of the Links Incorporated, Nassau Chapter and held the position of Chairperson for the Youth Facet, serves as Chaplain and Archivist. She is committed to training and affording others the opportunity to learn recognizing the importance of developing subordinates and making her mark as a leader. She served on the Board of Examiners and Panel of Examiners for the Nursing Council for many years In 2002 appointed following successful interview to the post of Principal Nursing Officer which she currently hold and is due to begin retirement leave in July 2008 after which she would have served the country for 48 years. Other involvements included being Secretary for the P.T.A. of St. John's 1 College for eight consecutive terms fully involved in manning her punch board stall often single handed, and served later on the executive committee for fund raising. Emily worships at St. Agnes Anglican Church is a member of St. Felecitas and Perpetuas Women' s Group and is a member of the Senior Choir. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee of Princess Margaret Hospital and serves as Chaplain. She is married has three daughters, Jeunesse a Compliance Officer, Jacqueline a Practicing Attorney, and Janelle a 3rd year Medical Studen t. Emily is also a grandmother with four beautiful grandchildren, ya, K a reem Jr., Adrian and Alana.


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