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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Alumni inducted into AAN

Moreen O. Donahue ’68, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of the Western Connecticut Health Network in Danbury, and Mairead Hickey ’72, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, were among 142 nurse leaders inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in October.

Donahue is responsible for the professional practice of nursing, nursing education, and research for the health network, which comprises Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and their affiliated network of providers and services. A former chief nurse and senior vice president for patient care at the Brigham, Hickey is the first nurse to hold her current position.