Kennedy Krieger Institute Announces Retirement Of Chief Healthcare And Nurse Executive Sharon Earley Reeves

June 4, 2007
A woman of many achievements, Reeves acted in several capacities throughout her career

(Baltimore, MD) - The Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized facility for pediatric disorders of the brain and spinal cord, announces the retirement of Sharon Earley Reeves, M.A.S., M.Sc.N., R.N., Chief Healthcare Executive and Nurse Executive, after 20 years of dedicated service.

A woman of many achievements, Reeves acted in several capacities throughout her career at Kennedy Krieger including pediatric nurse specialist, educator, scholar, and humanitarian. Specifically, she made significant contributions to managing the professional development of the Nursing staff, along with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Pediatric Rehabilitation Care. Professionally, Reeves focused on the compassionate care of infants and children while recognizing the importance of including parents and family members in delivering optimal care to patients of all ages.

Reeves joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute as the Vice President for Nursing and Patient Care Services, in 1987. Within a few years, Reeves broadened her responsibilities to include Professional and Regulatory Affairs and was soon named the Chief Healthcare Executive and Nurse Executive for the Institute. Additionally, Reeves has held a faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing since 1979.

Reeves received her Diploma in Nursing from the Rhode Island School of Nursing in 1972 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1975. At the beginning of her career, Reeves worked in Eastern Kentucky with Frontier Nursing (1972-1973) and the Rhode Island Hospital (1973-1975) before moving to Baltimore to work at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Medical and Surgical Center (1975-1987). Reeves also earned her Master of Administrative Science in 1988 and Master of Science in Nursing in 1994, both from Johns Hopkins University.

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 12,000 children each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services, and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop and pioneering new inventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

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