NU Alumna Wins National Health Care Hero Award

A Neumann alumna who was honored this spring at Christiana Care’s Champions of Service Awards was selected as a national winner at the 2014 Spirit of Women Awards.

 

Elizabeth (Greer) Sushereba, CNM,’88 received the Health Care Hero Award – one of just three national honorees at the Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting in Miami, Fla., July 18.

 

Spirit of Women, a national coalition of hospitals and health care facilities advancing the cause and business of women’s health, organizes the Spirit of Women Awards. Christiana Care Health System has been a member of Spirit of Women since 2008.

Sushereba, who became Christiana Care’s first certified nurse midwife seven years ago, was named the Health Care Hero award winner for the way she empowers women every day, teaching that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes and encouraging women to take an active role in their health.

 

She spends a great deal of her time away from her job at Christiana Care on efforts to improve health care in developing-world countries. She has traveled to sub-Saharan Zambia to help bring modernized medicine to a rural underserved area, setting up health care clinics, delivering babies and educating medical staff. She has positively affected the lives of countless women and children. At home in the community she also volunteers with youth, being active in her church community.

 

“I do believe that God has given me the ability, resources and time to help those in need,” she said. “I especially feel a strong pull to working with women who have so much less but so many more obstacles. I cannot imagine my life spent any other way. And my husband supports me completely.”

 


9/15/14

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