Sherri Loeb, BSN, RN

Advocate Health Care

Sherri Loeb has been a health care professional for 33 years. She received her BS in Biology and Medical Technology concurrently in 1980. She continued her studies and received a BSN at Northwestern University in 1983. Sherri has extensive nursing experience, having functioned for many years in multidisciplinary areas as a staff nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

In 2011, her husband, a Joint Commission Officer, was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. When his condition worsened in early 2013, she resigned from her current nursing position and became his caregiver, personal navigator and ombudsman. Even after almost 30 years as a registered nurse, our fractured health care system was an eye opening experience. Her goal was to make sure that the care her husband received was safe, patient-centered, compassionate and evidence-based as long as possible, and that it would serve as a model for all patients entering the health care system. Since her husband passed away in October of 2013, Sherri has spoken at numerous national health care conferences about their journey navigating the health care system. She is currently employed by Advocate Health Care in Park Ridge Illinois as a Clinical Research Nurse.

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Sherri Loeb, BSN, RN

“The Impossible Dream”: Safe, High-Quality, High-Reliability and Patient-Centered Care

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2015, Patient Engagement, Health Care, Health Literacy