Ella D. Gordon, RN


Title: Women’s Health Nurse (Retired)

Company: Brooke Army Medical Center

Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Ella D. Gordon, RN, Retired Women’s Health Nurse at the Brooke Army Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Healthcare.

Ms. Gordon retired from Brooke Army Medical Center in 2007 after 39 years of working to treat members of the U.S. Armed Forces. At her last position, she held the title of head nurse there for two years in the allergy/immunology service with Brooke, and has served in a plethora of medical specialties from obstetrics to oncology. Ms. Gordon has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women, and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Award. She has also earned the rank of colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve, and served to the rank of captain of the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1979.

Born in Chicago to Ed Hall and Mozelle Hall, Ms. Gordon is a registered nurse in the states of Georgia and Texas, and studied with the Grady Memorial Hospital before studying with Georgia State University and earning a BSN with the Medical College of Georgia in 1976. While at Grady, she was posted as an evening charge nurse of pediatrics, and went on to numerous positions for the Army Nurse Corps, Veteran’s Affairs hospitals, and for the U.S. Air Force. She joined Brooke Army Medical Center in 1996. Ms. Gordon has also consulted with the ETOWAH County Clinics in Gadsden, Alabama, and taught cardiovascular health in Savannah, Georgia. In addition, she has offered her services as chairman and instructor of the Fort McClellan Chapter of the American National Red Cross.

Ms. Gordon was recognized in 1979 and 1983 as one of the Outstanding Young Women in America. She is a member of the Army Nurse Corps Association, the Orthopedic Nurses Association, and the honor society Sigma Theta Tau. In 1983, Ms. Gordon completed a Master in Health Sciences from Armstrong State College. She was a publicity chairman of the Officers Wives Club from 1982 to 1983, a position owing in small part to her marriage to Starling Alexander Gordon in 1969. In her free time, Ms. Gordon enjoys travel, cross-stitching, bowling, reading, and ceramics, She has also given her time to the elderly affairs of the Joint City Commission, and is a volunteer of the Home Owners Association.

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