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Ewy ’86 to Give Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture

By Clarke News  |  January 28, 2016

Donna Ewy will discuss how providing health care services to vulnerable populations contributes to society as a whole when she gives the Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture on Sunday, Feb. 28.

The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free.

Ewy ’86 works for Via Christi Clinic in Kansas, in the newly formed Department of Geriatrics, which has as its ministry the care of nursing home residents. She is the medical director of seven nursing homes and a hospice and is also a clinical associate professor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.

“Providing preventative health care services, chronic disease management, and acute disease care to those who lack resources to obtain this care on their own contributes to the common good of society,” said Ewy. “Access to appropriate health care services contributes to human flourishing of those receiving care, the health care providers, and society as a whole. When individual patients are treated with dignity and when health care providers approach their work as mission and ministry, this contributes to the flourishing of individuals and society.”

Ewy graduated from Clarke with majors in math and elementary education. She taught at St. Columbkille in Dubuque for four years before entering medical school at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1994. She is board certified in both family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The Mackin-Mailander Lecture series was established at Clarke University through the generosity of two Clarke alumnae, Mary C. Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery Mailander ’20.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.