Centenary Medal – Kathy Murphy

A graduate of VGH, Mc Gill University and McMaster University, Kathy worked on surgical units and taught at St. Paul’s School of Nursing before commencing many years in administrative nursing. Challenged by the opportunities to enhance the role of nursing on the health care team, she was actively involved in the many transitions that nurses faced.

During her career, she took an active part in the profession through involvement in the RNABC and leadership of the Nurse Administrators Association of BC. She was presented with the Award of Excellence in Nursing Administration from the RNABC. During the Royal Commission on Health Care in BC, Kathy worked with nurses throughout BC to present papers describing needed changes in their areas.

For the past 30 years, Kathy has volunteered in leadership positions with the RNFBC, the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association, the BC History of Nursing Society and the Canadian Association of the History of Nursing.