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Local Nursing Legends

The Local Nursing Legends described on these exhibit pages have made a significant contribution to the nursing profession and the health care of people in central Ohio. Pioneers in their field, these nurses were nominated by members of the central Ohio nursing community as those who provided exemplary service to this population and whose actions and lives can be seen as legendary.
Based on a national model developed to recognize outstanding physicians, the Local Nursing Legends program is overseen by the Friends of Nursing History Steering Committee of the Medical Heritage Center (MHC) at The Ohio State University. The MHC was established to collect, promote, and preserve the rich health sciences history of central Ohio. 
The Friends of Nursing History Steering Committee also guides the MHC’s nursing history efforts, including the acquisition of historical materials and the organization of a lecture held annually. The nurses recognized as Local Nursing Legends are a valuable part of this nursing history. 
Legends Class of 2008
Lillian Flickinger Bernhagen
Jeanne Clement
Dorothy A. Cornelius
Naomi James Evans
Ann Maddox
Mildred E. Newton
Geraldine Price
Grayce Sills
Rosa Lee Weinert
Elsie Williams-Wilson
Legends Class of 2013
Carole A. Anderson
Deborah A. Coleman
Pamela S. Dickerson
Debbie Cannon Freece
William F. Hartnett
Jeri A. Milstead
Barbara A. Nash
Mary Ann Browder Rollins
Ann Schiele
Rita J. Smith
Mary Ellen Wewers