KCON hosts Wesorick Center external advisors

Pictured are KCON faculty and staff members with area leaders. Bonnie Wesorick is in the center.
Pictured are KCON faculty and staff members with area leaders. Bonnie Wesorick is in the center.
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Earlier this week, the Kirkhof College of Nursing hosted two health care experts who will serve as external advisors for the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Healthcare Transformation.

Fundraising for the center began last year. The Wesorick Center will be housed within KCON; its goal is to enhance research productivity and interprofessional collaboration, and link practice issues and educational innovations with evidence-based practice. It is named for Wesorick, founder and chair emerita for the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center in Grand Rapids. 

The two external advisors who visited were Laura Adams, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, and Connie White Delaney, dean of the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota. A third advisor, Bradley N. Doebbeling, MD, professor of internal medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, associate director of the Regenstrief Institute, and director of Indiana University Center on Health Services and Outcomes Research, was unable to attend.

The advisors toured Van Andel Institute and the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion before meeting community leaders and the fundraising campaign committee. A closing reception was held at the DeVos Center in the Meijer Regency Room for friends and supporters of the Wesorick Center.

Pictured from left to right are Lewis V. Chamberlin III, Cynthia McCurren, Mary Kay VanDriel, Mary Moran Barr, Michelle R. Troseth, Gerald Christopherson, Bill Weitzel, Kevin L. Moore, Jean Martin, Kay Setter Kline and Linda Bond. Bonnie Wesorick is in the center.