The KFSNAA first Zoom Gathering took place on Saturday, October 16th. It was quite a success with 39 attendees. Some folks had a few technical glitches which were quickly solved with the aid of Diane Salgado, '71 and Pat Rodrigues, '69. Our MC was Phyllis Moroney, '57A who did an excellent job. Our Board President, Deloras Jones, '63, as always, eloquently updated us about the Association's activities, the celebration of the success of our book, the potential for a nursing school as well as introducing Board Members who gave committee and activity updates. Our invited presenters comments were brief but pertinent and informative. Thanks go to Ann Williamson, Jim D'Alfonso, Steve Gilford, and Cuong H. Le
TheTwilight Wine Tasting was great fun with food, wine and excellent music. It was not as well attended as we had hoped for which the Giants vs Dodgers game may have contributed. Even so, those who attended enjoyed the outdoor evening and we plan on doing it again. (without baseball). The evening raised $705 to be added to our Scholarship Fund!
May 3-7, 2021 TO: California Nurses in acknowledgement of Nurses Week and continuing the "Year of the Nurse” in 2021FROM: Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing Alumni Association (KFSNAA) LINK
Nov. 2020 Promotion of the book within Kaiser Permanente: From Lincoln Cushing https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/our-story/our-history/a-legacy-of-disruptive-innovation
January 2018 - See article from Retired physicians by clicking on our Legacy page.
SPECIAL TRIBUTE:KFSN Alumni Association owes a very special tribute to the Nursing Leadership at Kaiser Permanente, led by Jim D'Alfonso, who recognized the value of KFSN's history and legacy and made the publishing of the book possible.
It is with a great deal of gratitude that KFSNAA honors Steve Gilford, Kaiser historian and exceptional story teller, for the fabulous work he did putting our story into word. Steve took the alumni responses from questionnaires and oral interviews, and along with archival research added his own vast knowledge of the history of Kaiser Permanente to author the first 5 chapters of our book. Thank You, Steve. You helped assure that KFSN will not be forgotten, ensuring our legacy lives on. See attached bio for more information about Steve.
Many thanks to Angie’s classmates that set out on a quest to locate her with a current address.