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HUEWE, Helen

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HUEWE, Helen. (Remsen, IA--- ). Hospital administrator. While training as a nurse, Huewe decided to enter religious life and joined the Sisters of Saint Francis. After receiving her nursing degree from St. Ambrose College and Mercy Hospital, Davenport, in 1959, she worked as a nurse at XAVIER HOSPITAL in Dubuque.

In 1968 with a master's degree in hospital administration, Huewe worked as an administrator at Xavier and then practiced nursing with the VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION in Dubuque and with University Hospitals in Iowa City. She returned to Xavier in 1982 as the head nurse of the surgical unit.

When Xavier and Mercy consolidated, she was asked to take the administrative position of vice president of professional services. Huewe was named interim president of MERCY HEALTH CENTER in 1986 and was soon appointed president and chief executive officer. In November, 1996, she announced her retirement for October, 1997.