Nursing Administrator (RET.), Jordan LifeCare Centre Riverglade, NB. Lives in: La Salle, QC. Born: Barbados.
Throughout his nursing career, which began in Barbados in 1957, and continued in England, Quebec and New Brunswick until 2002, Gustavus Hollingsworth achieved many milestones and many distinctions of being the “first.”
Background: Nurse in Barbados, 1957-61; various nursing and administration positions in the UK and Montreal, QC, 1965-1977; Director of Nursing, Saint John Provincial Hospital, NB (first male and first Black), 1977-80; Administrator, Jordan Memorial Home; 1981-2002, pursuing studies in health, overseeing its transition from government-owned to private ownership; later re-named the Jordan LifeCare Centre; instrumental in creating bursaries for local high school students (Petitcodiac and Salisbury NB), now named the Gus Hollingsworth Bursaries.
Since retiring, Gustavus continues to be an Education Consultant with the Canadian Healthcare Association, is a volunteer Surveyor for the Royal Canadian Legion, teaches part time at a school for Nursing Aides, and is a member of the Montreal Independent Consultants Group.
Affiliation: Former President, NBNA (Saint John Chapter); Faculty Advisor, Canadian School of Management; Former Chair, New Brunswick Chapter, Canadian College Health Services Executives, 1990-2002; Former Surveyor, Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.
Honours: Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2003; Marion Anderson Award for contribution to community care, Canadian Association for Community Care, 2002; recognized for 23 years of service on management bargaining committees, by New Brunswick Ministry of Finance, 2001.
Reviewed in: Images of Nurses: Minorities in Nursing, University of New Brunswick calendar, 2001; New Brunswick Telegraph Journal.
Education: Masters of Health Service Admin, King’s College U/Canadian School of Management, 1993; Fellow, 1990, Grad, 1988, Health Services, Canadian School of Management.