Marty Craft-Rosenberg Fellowship in Nursing
Doris’ interest in helping others came to her early in life, when she chose to enroll in the UI College of Nursing. Upon completing her B.S.N. degree in 1963, she worked in several positions at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. From 1963 to 1965, she served as a pediatrics staff nurse, and from 1969 to 1972, she served as a head nurse in the pediatric nursing and special care clinic and as a clinical nursing specialist and administrator in pediatrics.
From Iowa, she took a position as assistant director of pediatric and obstetric nursing at the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, then went on to The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She began as senior vice president, director of nursing, and continued up the ranks to become chief operating officer in 1995, before achieving the role of the hospital’s first-ever female president and CEO in 1998.
Doris inspires others by sharing her work as an educator, as the author or co-author of numerous professional papers, and as a presenter at key professional conferences across the country.
Among the many boards on which she has served, Doris has spent countless hours participating in fundraisers for children and other non-profit organizations. She is known for her consistently cheerful and upbeat demeanor.
Congratulations on receiving the Marty Craft-Rosenberg Fellowship in Nursing