IBC Foundation president receives Honorary Fellow award for innovative leadership
Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) President Lorina Marshall-Blake was inducted as an Honorary Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) for her role as an innovative leader in building healthier communities. The Academy honored Marshall-Blake along with three other industry leaders at the Academy’s 2016 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The Honorary Fellowship is awarded to individuals who are making outstanding contributions to health care and/or nursing.
The Foundation’s nursing partners from Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and Widener University were also inducted, along with 159 others, as Academy Fellows.
The Academy’s more than 2,400 Fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Fellows include association executives; university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; researchers; and entrepreneurs.