Listee Features — Health Care

BEVERLY JEWELL SUTTON

When Dr. Beverly Jewell Sutton was in grade school, she already knew she wanted to be a child psychiatrist. She was fascinated by what children do and why they do it, so her family doctor encouraged her to pursue it in a professional setting. Intrigued by his suggestion, Dr. Sutton proceeded to earn an Associate of Science from Grand Rapids Junior College (now Grand Rapids Community College) in 1952 and an MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1957. She found she really enjoyed her studies, and knew she was in the right field. The next step for Dr. Sutton was garnering hands-on experience. She started as a rotating intern at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in 1958, and

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ANDREA W. HUNT

Nursing has been Andrea W. Hunt’s life for as long as she can remember. She loves spending time with patients; beyond taking care of all of their needs, she makes an effort to talk with them about their families and interests. She’s learned a lot from them over the years, and has heard many fascinating stories. To Mrs. Hunt, getting to see these people get better after being at their worst is the best part of her job. She attributes her success to her ability to empathize rather than sympathize. Mrs. Hunt prepared for her endeavors by completing coursework at Marshall University and by earning a paralegal certificate from the State University of New York and a diploma from the

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LOUISE LOISELLE

An audiologist for more than a decade, Louise Loiselle is thriving as a senior clinical account manager at MED-EL. She started with the company, which offers cochlear implants, middle-ear implants, and non-surgical bone conduction implants, in 2006, and knows she is where she’s meant to be. Over the years, her responsibilities have come to include providing clinical and patient support and training audiologists on the software. Dr. Loiselle’s favorite part of the job is attending implant activations; she loves seeing the joy on people’s faces and knowing that she contributed to it. Although she is at an age where she could retire, she is enjoying her career too much to do so just yet. Prior to current endeavors, Dr. Loiselle

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ELLEN STOESSER BYRD

Passionate and driven, Ellen Stoesser Byrd spent nearly five decades as a nurse before retiring in 2013. Her journey began at Baylor University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1964. That year, she also became a registered nurse in the state of Texas and started her first job, nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She moved to the Baylor University Medical Center as a gynecological nurse a year later, after which she garnered experience in positions like charge nurse in medicine and surgery at Collin Memorial Hospital, nurse in the Newborn Nursery at St. Paul Hospital, private duty nurse in District 4 of the Texas Nurse Association, school nurse at the Dallas Independent School District, and

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MARY D’ONOFRIO

Known amongst her peers for her hard work and dedication to others, Mary D’Onofrio is proud of the impact she had on the medical transcription industry. She loved the challenge of working with a variety of physicians and building skills and knowledge in the field. The highlight of her career, however, came while working for a psychiatrist in Tuscon, Arizona. As she was transcribing words for him in his dictation, it occurred to her that it might be helpful for other transcriptionists to have a guide for words and phrases relating to psychiatry. Ms. D’Onofrio began collecting them as she worked, and she asked a few of her friends in the business to do the same. With her daughter serving

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DARLENE M. DODD

For as long as she can remember, Darlene Dodd has harbored a passion for nursing. She was drawn to the profession because of the opportunity it presented to help others, and after her first position in the field, staff nurse in the U.S. Air Force at the Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, she knew she had made the right choice. Ms. Dodd quickly gained a reputation for her hard work and dedication to the job, making her a much sought-after team member. She went where she was needed; over the years, she served as a staff nurse in the U.S. Air Force at the Ladd Air Force Base in Alaska, the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan, the

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SARA ANN YOUNG

Inspired by her mother, Sara Ann Young decided to follow in her footsteps and become a nurse. She proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1970 and a Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in 1977, and to become certified as a bereavement counselor and lactation consultant. Her first job in the field was staff nurse at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, followed by head nurse in labor and delivery at the institution and staff nurse at George Washington University Medical Center. Then, Ms. Young served as an obstetrics-gynecology clinical nurse specialist at Hartford Hospital from 1978 to 2011 , as well as a clinical associate II at the

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ANN-MARIE MCCABE

A competent and compassionate clinician, Ann-Marie McCabe cares more about the quality of her care than the quantity. She started out taking care of geriatric patients in primary care, and got bit by the behavioral health bug in 2006. Then, in 2012, she started working with the substance abuse population and found it to be really fulfilling. Ms. McCabe proceeded to steer her career in that direction, and has since found a home with Stanley Street Treatment & Resources and Associates in Behavioral Health. She serves both organizations as a nurse practitioner, the former since 2016 and the latter since 2015. Her responsibilities include conducting psychiatric evaluations on substance abuse and mental health patients and stabilizing their symptoms so they

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TRACY I. LANES

Following in the footsteps of her father and stepmother, Tracy I. Lanes is thriving as a nurse anesthetist.  She joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, and has since garnered a reputation for her passion, and hard work. Her peers really appreciate Ms. Lanes’ commitment to building collegiality amongst different departments, and her patients appreciate her commitment to ensuring they are taken care of. Ms. Lanes strongly believes in the importance of teamwork, and strives to ensure that everyone’s opinions are heard and valued. During her time at the institution, Ms. Lanes also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and in the U.S. Army Reserve. To prepare for her journey, Ms. Lanes earned a Bachelor of Science in

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SUSAN MARIE BARZDA

Passionate about music for as long as she can remember, Susan Marie Barzda often dreamed of becoming a band director. She worked hard to make that dream a reality, starting by earning a Bachelor of Music from Heidelberg University in 1974 and by becoming a licensed music teacher through the K-12 Ohio Department of Education. Then, to further her professional standing, she obtained a qualified intellectual disabilities professional certification from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disability and completed postgraduate coursework at Muskingum College. Ms. Barzda’s first job in the field was instrumental and vocal music instructor at Rolling Hills Local School District in Ohio, followed by positions as a music teacher at the Cambridge Developmental Center and the director of

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