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Carol Steward, RN


Husband: Wayne
Children: Jennifer, Jason (deceased)
Grandchildren: Preston and Troy

Educational Background:

Methodist Hospital of Nursing (Peoria, Ill.) – Nursing degree

Occupation and Employment Information:

  • Registered Nurse, McDonough District Hospital from 1969-2014 (retired)
  • Worked as a CNA during high school years at Macomb H.S.
  • Began at MDH after graduation as a night shift ICU nurse and occasionally helped in the Emergency Department
  • Took over as the Head Nurse on day shifts
  • Worked in Acute Care and Pediatrics
  • Involved in the planning and moving to the current ICU location on second floor
  • Clinical Care Coordination in ICU for 30 years, performing Utilization reviews on ICU and Acute Care patients
  • Developed and taught a 6-week orientation for all new ICU nurses, served as an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) instructor, and PALS certified
  • For six years worked as the Director of ICU, Acute Care, Pediatrics and Outpatient Infusion Services
  • Coordinated and taught the first Paramedic program in the 1970s
  • Chairman of the committee that planned and oversaw the building of the Westervelt Home
  • Chairman of the Nurses Retention and Recruitment Committee during the 1980s (recruitment at the high schools and nursing schools)
  • Current MDH Hospice volunteer

MDH Board of Directors Member:

May 2019-present

Personal Background:

Born and raised in Macomb. Mother served as Deputy and Circuit Clerk for McDonough County for 30 years. Father operated own welding business. Husband Wayne taught History and coached at Macomb H.S. for 35 years.