Wadsworth (nee Beck), Patricia Mary (1931-2017)

Patricia Wadsworth followed her 1954 diploma in nursing from VGH with a BSN in Nursing, Teaching and Administration from UBC in 1955, and her Master’s in Adult Education from UBC in 1970.  She spent many years as a teacher and nurse in BC, mostly in supervisory roles, and from 1975 to 1978 was Director Patient Services at VGH and from 1978-1985, Executive Director, B.C. Health Association.   She was an active contributor to many professional associations, gave many presentations, and was active as a consultant.  Her awards have included a Meritorious Award from the BC Health Association, and an Award of Distinction from RNABC.

Her areas of expertise include organizational reviews, reorganization and on-site administration, and providing advice to individuals and organizations on a wide variety of healthcare issues.  She was invited by the American Hospital Association to be a surveyor for the first Canadian association on accreditation, and developed a national protocol for the sharing of resources and collaboration among provincial associations and the national association.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile
  2. Resume
  3. UBC School of Nursing Alumnae Recognition Award, April, 16, 1999.
  4. Obituary Vancouver Sun, August 19,  2017
  5. Photograph – 1978
  6. Oral History Summary – January 10, 2005
  7. Biographical information
  8. Photograph in Nursing BC, Jan/Feb 1995, p. 28
  9. On new appointment at Richmond Health Services, Vitality, March 23, 2000.