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Forty Under 40: Elizabeth Alexander

Nurse manager of medical-surgical units
Thompson Health

Age: 31

Education: B.S., nursing, Elmira College; M.S., leadership in health care systems, University of Rochester

Family: Husband, Matt

Residence: Rochester

Professional responsibilities: Responsible for the daily operations of two busy medical-surgical units. Oversees customer service initiatives, quality improvements, associates and patient safety. Works closely with the entire interdisciplinary team to help ensure high-quality, patient-centered care.

Professional and community leadership: President, Junior League of Rochester Inc.; secretary, Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus; member, Dues Increase Task Force, Association of Junior Leagues International; member, Bryant and Stratton College bachelor of science in health services administration advisory board; planning committee member for Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center

Surprising fact: My father instilled in me a love of baseball, especially the New York Yankees. He took me to my first game at Yankee Stadium, and now my husband and I travel to Yankee Stadium and other stadiums to see our favorite team win and hope to get to all the major-league parks.

Ten years from now: Continuing a rewarding leadership role in the ever-changing landscape of health care. Mentoring young nurse leaders and being proactive with making changes that provide an optimal level of care for health care consumers. Volunteering, being in a leadership position with the Association of Junior Leagues International and continuing to travel with my husband and our expanded family.

11/11/11 (c) 2011 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail rbj@rbj.net.

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