Barbara Joan Banik Syzek

September 30, 1928 - January 16, 2023

Barbara Joan Banik graduated with a diploma in Nursing from the University of Minnesota (9/30/1948). Then he worked at the VA and Cook County Hospital, Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Research and Education Department; She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's degree in Medical/Surgical Nursing (1974). In 1986 she graduated with a Ph.D. in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Oho. She worked at Otterbein Nursing Home-Lebanon, Ohio. She was a Nursing Instructor at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She started the first Adult Day Health Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Barbara served on the Nursing faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amhers (1985-1994). She worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist since 1997 and as a Geriatric Resource Nurse on the Staff of the Medical Behavioral Unit at the Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Massachusetts, where she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Nursing (June 1999). Barbara Banik retired from the Nursing profession - Cooley-Dickinson, Northampton, Massachusetts (2006). Barbara sought to expand her clinical nursing experience and teaching qualifications, focusing on the care of elderly pations with Alzheimer's/Senile Dementia. She received the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing (August 2022).

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