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Full Text of SR0040  97th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Julie W. Schaffner, who passed away on
4December 31, 2010; and
5    WHEREAS, She was born and raised in Montezuma, Virginia and
6was proud of her southern roots; she earned a bachelor's degree
7and a master's degree from the University of Virginia; she
8moved to Chicago in 1980 to work as a health care consultant
9and in 1988 became vice president of nursing for Lutheran
10General (now, Advocate Lutheran General); she was named the
11Chief Operating Officer in 2002; and
12    WHEREAS, She was very proud of her healthcare career as an
13RN and also bringing her Southern charm and extensive training
14as a nurse in carrying out her duties as the Chief Operating
15Officer of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge,
16where she oversaw a staff of over 3,700 full-time employees;
18    WHEREAS, She was instrumental in helping the hospital
19achieve a "Magnet" designation, an honor bestowed on nursing
20organizations by the American Nurses Association, in 2005 and
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1    WHEREAS, She co-wrote "Rx for the Nursing Shortage" in
22003, as well as a tutorial modeled on the book that is used by
3hospitals nationwide; and
4    WHEREAS, She was involved with several national nursing
5groups, serving on the American Organization of Nurse
6Executives Publications Committee, the Journal of Nursing
7Administration Editorial Board, and serving as the nursing
8representative on Advocate Health Care's Medical Clinic
9Affairs Committee; and
10    WHEREAS, She was a Wharton Fellow through the Johnson &
11Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse
12Executives at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellow of
13the American College of Healthcare Executives; and
14    WHEREAS, Julie Schaffner was the loving wife of Thomas P.
15Schaffner for 26 years; she was the devoted mother of Lindsay
16E., Brian P., and Kendall E. Schaffner; she was the cherished
17daughter of Joan and the late Everette Wine; she was the dear
18sister of Jeffrey (Brenda) Wine; and she was the fond aunt of
19Nathan and Kellie Wine and Kyle Schaffner; therefore, be it
21ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
22her family and friends, the passing of Julie Schaffner; and be



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1it further
2    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
3presented to the family of Julie Schaffner as a symbol of our
4sincere sympathy.