Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde was a revolutionary woman. She was the founder of NAHN, an organization that was pivotal in advancing health equity for all people. As we approach the 10th anniversary of her death, it is important to reflect on her life and legacy. In this blog post, we will explore some of the key achievements she made as the founder of NAHN and how her work continues to impact society today.
The Story of NAHN
NAHN, or the National Association for Hispanic Nurses, is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr Ildaura Murillo-Rohde in 1973. NAHN represents Hispanic nurses and strives to improve their working conditions and promote their nursing careers.
Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde was born in Cuba in 1921 and worked as a nurse before immigrating to the United States in 1952. She started NAHN to support other Hispanic nurses and help them improve their working conditions. NAHN has since become one of the leading organizations representing Hispanic nurses and has helped them gain better recognition from their employers and increased earning potential.
NAHN has also supported nursing education programs for Hispanic nurses, which is important because they often have difficulty finding jobs after completing their training. NAHN also works to raise awareness about the importance of nursing care for Hispanics, and it lobbies on behalf of its members on issues such as healthcare reform legislation.
Dr Murillo-Rohde passed away in 2006, but her work at NAHN continues, with the association currently focusing on promoting affordable health care for Hispanics through patient advocacy efforts.
- Ildaura Murillo-Rohde’s Vision for NAHN
NAHN is celebrating the life and legacy of its founder, Dr Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, with a special conference this fall. Murillo-Rohde’s passion was to improve the health of Puerto Rico by creating an organization that would unite families, professionals, and researchers to create solutions to common diseases.
Murillo-Rohde’s work at NAHN has had a profound impact on the island. The organization has been leading in developing strategies to combat diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. Their work has also helped to improve the quality of life for thousands of Puerto Ricans.
In honour of Murillo-Rohde’s legacy, NAHN is hosting their first international conference this fall in San Juan. The event will bring together leaders from across the globe to discuss ways that NAHN can continue its work impacting the lives of people in Puerto Rico and beyond.
The Impact of NAHN
NAHN, or the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, was founded in 1978 by Dr Ildaura Murillo-Rohde. NAHN is a nonprofit organization that promotes the nursing profession among Latinos and provides support and resources to its members.
NAHN is working to improve the healthcare system for Latinos by advocating for improvements in access to quality healthcare, promoting culturally competent care, and educating nurses about Latino patient populations. They also provide leadership training and development opportunities for members, promote public awareness of nursing issues affecting Latinos, and work to build partnerships with other organizations that share their commitment to improving the health of Latino Americans.
Through its efforts, NAHN has significantly impacted the nursing profession and the quality of care for Latinos in America. Their work is motivating and inspiring, making a real difference in people’s lives.
The Legacy of Dr Ildaura Murillo-Rohde
Eldora Murillo-Rohde was a pioneer in the field of pediatric anesthesiology and helped to change the way that children are treated during surgery. Murillo-Rohde was born in Cuba in 1922 and came to the United States in 1958. She worked at Johns Hopkins University for many years before founding NAHN (now known as the National Association of Anesthesiologists) in 1974.
Murillo-Rohde was instrumental in developing new methods of anaesthesia for children, and her work helped make surgeries on children safer and more successful. Her legacy includes developing pediatric intensive care units and pediatric surgical centres, as well as numerous publications and speeches on pediatric anaesthesia. Murillo-Rohde died in 2009 at the age of 88 after a long career in medical innovation.
NAHN in the Future
NAHN is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, founder of NAHN. NAHN is the first national Hispanic health organization in the United States and is dedicated to improving the health of Hispanics through education, advocacy and community engagement.
Murillo-Rohde was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1937. She earned her medical degree from the University of Havana in 1963 and later completed her residency at Yale University School of Medicine. In 1967, Murillo-Rohde joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a research fellow working on tuberculosis epidemiology.
In 1970, Murillo-Rohde founded NAHN to provide comprehensive health care for Hispanics in the United States. NAHN has since played a critical role in advancing Hispanic health by advocating for policies that improve access to quality care, promoting educational opportunities about Hispanic health issues, and building relationships with community leaders.
Murillo-Rohde served as NAHN president from 1991 to 1992 and founded its policy institute, which works to advance public policies that support Latino health. She also served as chairperson of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Board of Directors from 2001 to 2003 and was appointed by then-President George W. Bush to serve on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health created by NHSA’s founding legislation—the National Health Service Act Amendments Of 1996 (PL 104