Aspiring to Lead: Leaving an Imprint on the Future of Health Care

Aired on September 30, 2014

Webinar Overview

Join Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, as she shares her expertise regarding the future of healthcare and the importance of leadership.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speaker

Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho
The Surgeon General/Commander
United States Army Medical Command

Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Command on December 5, 2011 and was sworn in as the 43rd Army Surgeon General on December 7, 2011. LTG Horoho has held every level of leadership in Army Medicine to include positions as Deputy Surgeon General; Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps; Commander, Western Regional Medical Command; Commander, Madigan Army Medical Center; Commander, Walter Reed Health Care System and Commander, DeWitt Health Care Network; and as the Special Assistant to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan.

LTG Horoho earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Master of Science degree as a Clinical Trauma Nurse Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a resident graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where she earned a second Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy.

Recognitions include selection in 1993 by "The Great 100" as one of the top one hundred nurses in the State of North Carolina. In the same year, LTG Horoho was selected as Fort Bragg's Supervisor of the Year. She deployed to Haiti with the Army's first Health Facility Assessment Team. In 1998, she co-authored a chapter on training field hospitals, published by the U.S. Army Reserve Command Surgeon. She was honored by Time Life Publications in December 2001, for her actions at the Pentagon on September 11. In September 2002, she was among fifteen nurses selected by the American Red Cross and Nursing Spectrum to receive national recognition as a “Nurse Hero.” In 2007, she was honored as a University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate. In April 2009, she was selected as the USO’s “Woman of the Year,” and in May became an affiliate faculty with the Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, Tacoma, Washington. In May 2010, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences appointed LTG Horoho as Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing. She was awarded the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Margaret Cochran Corbin Award in June 2010. In 2011, she was selected as the Alumna of the Year by the University of North Carolina School of Nursing. In 2012 she was recognized by the University of Pittsburgh as a Distinguished Alumna Fellow, and was awarded the Doctor of Public Service in Nursing, honoris causa. In June 2012, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. In April 2013, she was presented with the Society of Trauma Nurses Leadership Award. She was awarded the Helen Manzen Award from the New York University College of Nursing for exemplary leadership on behalf of the health of the Nation in May 2013. In September, she was honored by the American Red Cross with the 2013 Women Who Care Humanitarian Award. In May 2014, she was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Also in May, she was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, by the trustees of the New York Institute of Technology. She was also honored as the first military service member and nurse, to receive the New York Institute of Technology’s Riland Public Service Award. She currently serves as a member of the Uniformed Services University Board of Regents.

LTG Horoho’s military awards and citations include the Superior Unit Citation, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) Award.

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