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Drexel CNHP Faculty Member Appointed A New Board Chair

September 1, 2011

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions proudly recognizes the appointment of faculty member and well-known health care advocate and local bioethicist Vicki D. Lachman, Ph.D., APRN, as the chair of the Chestnut Hill Hospital board of trustees. Lachman served as a board member for more than 15 years and she will now lead the 10-member team, comprised of physicians and professionals from the community, as they continue to oversee the quality of care at the Hospital. 

“It has been my pleasure to work with Lachman,” says Brooks Turkel, CHH chief executive officer. “She has made a significant contribution to the Hospital particularly, through her participation in the Hospital’s quality improvement initiatives and her contributions on our ethics committee. Her proven excellence in national healthcare leadership and ethics enable her to provide a comprehensive perspective on sometimes difficult health care issues.”

Lachman earned a doctoral degree in education from Temple University and masters in psychiatric nursing, as well as more recently masters in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the ethical issues at end-of-life. Lachman serves on the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board and writes the quarterly Ethics, Policy and Law column in the MedSurg Nursing Journal.

Lachman  is a clinical professor for the master’s and doctoral nursing programs at Drexel University where she teaches ethics and mentors students. This year she was chosen as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing. In addition, Lachman has authored more than 100 publications and her third book, Ethical Challenges in Healthcare: Developing Your Moral Compass, was released in June 2009 by Springer Publishing.