Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, a former American Hospital Association vice president, died on Nov. 10. During her career, she was a nurse executive, nursing school dean, hospital board member, an entrepreneur and author. She was chief nursing officer at Montefiore Medical Center, New York City, and board chair of Silver Cross Hospital, Lenox, Ill.
In addition, she was the first executive director of C-Change, a national organization formed to eradicate cancer—working with co-chairs former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, and vice chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). She founded and led CurranCare, LLC, a national management and consulting services organization, which was acquired by Cardinal Health in 2000.
For more information on Curran's career, visit the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders website