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TODAY news for Thursday, September 22, 2005

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Farewell open house honors nurse for 20 years of service

Suzie Baumann and Jan Zumwalt
Suzie Baumann, RN, MBA (left), nurse manager for interfacility transfer center and patient placement, appreciates the golf-themed bouquet and farewell reception as Jan Zumwalt, RN, MS, MBA, executive director of international affairs, advanced practice nursing, nursing resources, interfacility transfer, and patient placement, thanks her for her years of service.
A farewell reception on September 8 saw many good friends of Suzie Baumann, RN, MBA, nurse manager of interfacility transfer center and patient placement, come to Children’s Hospital room 1830 to wish her well in her next endeavor. Ms. Baumann began serving as a nurse at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1985, and since that time has become known as a problem-solver.

“Suzie really has a talent for setting up projects and processes,” said Jan Zumwalt, RN, MS, MBA, executive director of international affairs, advanced practice nursing, nursing resources, interfacility transfer, and patient placement. “When Suzie is finished you know the process works. I’ve really appreciated the passion and dedication you brought to the job.”

Ms. Baumann’s husband served in the military as a nurse, and as such, she understands the leaving process all too well, as his early career involved relocations to different bases.

“Each of you in this room has touched me in a positive way,” Ms. Baumann said after Ms. Zumwalt presented her with a golf-themed bouquet of flowers. “I don’t like to say goodbye—so until we see each other again, thank you. I love Loma Linda!”

Liz Dickinson, RN, MPH, senior vice president of adult division and patient care services, thanked Ms. Baumann for her service.

“Suzie has brought many good things to this institution over the years,” Ms. Dickinson said.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 22, 2005