Mercy College alumna, Detroit Mercy trustee honored during Women’s History Month

Nancy Susick

As part of Women’s History Month, WDIV-TV Channel 4 in Detroit recently profiled Mercy College of Detroit graduate and member of the Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees Nancy A. Susick. Watch the video here.

The president of Royal Oak Beaumont, Nancy A. Susick, M.S.N., R.N. ’86 is the first female and the first nurse to serve as president of a Beaumont hospital.

Before that, she was president, vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. In these positions, she was responsible for operations and nursing practice, helping the hospital earn national recognition.

Susick earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mercy College of Detroit in 1986 and a Master of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. She shares her expertise with educational institutions, professional organizations and students. Susick volunteers as a coach/mentor to high school students, nursing and healthcare administration students, and military personnel. She is past chair of the Oakland University School of Nursing Advisory Board, a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, and a member of both the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives and the Naval Reserve Association.

Susick retired in 2012 as a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve after 24 years of service, where she held multiple leadership positions. She was the first U.S. Navy Captain and female to receive the Spirit of America Award in recognition of her excellence and leadership in her military and civilian roles and her contributions to her community.

Susick was also recognized with the American College of Health Care Executives’ Regents Award in 2012. She and her husband, Al, also a retired Reservist, reside in Rochester Hills, Mich. They have two grown children.

A graduate of Mercy College of Detroit ’86 College of Health Professions Nancy A. Susick was honored with the Spirit of Detroit Mercy: Alumni Achievement Award in 2014.

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