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RWJF's Hassmiller Aids Tornado Victims in Alabama

May 12, 2011, 7:02 PM

The Times of Trenton is reporting on the extraordinary work of Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior adviser for nursing, who is in Alabama helping victims of the recent tornadoes. An American Red Cross volunteer for decades, Hassmiller is working with a team that includes caseworkers and mental health experts providing medical care and other support to some of those who were hardest hit.

Hassmiller has a long history of helping those affected by disasters, including victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the 9/11 attacks in New York City. In 2009, the International Red Cross awarded her its Florence Nightingale Medal, nursing’s highest international honor.

Read Hassmiller’s blog on her work helping victims of the disaster.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.