18 yrs as hospital CEO, now 59yo new bedside CCU RN

  1. After 18 years as a successful CEO at Milton Hospital, George Geary chooses a second career in nursing to give care directly

    If people turned out to be skeptical and a bit quizzical at first, well, why wouldn't they be?

    After all, how many people give up, at age 56, a six-figure salary and the prestige that comes with being the CEO of a hospital to go to nursing school? And then, upon graduation, at age 59, find themselves as a rookie nurse taking orders and instruction from other nurses, after almost two decades of overseeing an entire nursing department?

    Well, maybe Milton resident George Geary wasn't a typical hospital CEO. And he certainly isn't a typical new nurse right out of school. He began his 33-year career at Milton Hospital as a respiratory therapist, then spent the last 18 of those years as the hospital's CEO and president.

    Full Story: http://www.boston.com/news/local/art...n_of_patients/
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   barbyann
    I want to meet this guy and shake his hand! Think I will look him up next time I am in Boston.
  4. by   augigi
    Awesome! Hopefully his hospital administration will listen when HE tells them about the working conditions of nurses!
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Wow. What a story!
  6. by   mom and nurse
    What a nice story. I wish he'd write a book telling about his journey and how he decided to become a nurse. It would be interesting to hear his views on being a staff nurse versus being a hospital or nursing administrator.....
  7. by   oramar
    what an interesting story.
  8. by   banditrn
    Kinda wish he'd done it the other direction, tho.
  9. by   SummerGarden
    Very good article. I plan to go the other way (RN then CEO).
  10. by   LadyT618
    That was absolutely amazing to read!! Quite admirable.
  11. by   melmiche
    I actually worked at the hospital he was president at... I worked there for 5 years. Although I had only seen/met him a number of times everyone at Milton spoke very highly of him. I wish him much luck in his new career.
  12. by   PEGGY1974
    Hello everybody.
  13. by   PEGGY1974
    Re: 18 yrs as a hospital CEO, to an RN WOW!!
  14. by   RN007
    Let's invite him to join allnurses!

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