PARKERSBURG, WV, April 14, 2020 Sara Young has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Inspired by her mother, who was also active as a nurse, Ms. Young had worked in the field of nursing for 41 years before her retirement in 2011. Ms. Young gained valuable expertise as an obstetrics-gynecology clinical nurse specialist for Hartford Hospital from late 1970’s until 2011. After acquiring her certification as an international board-certified lactation consultant in 1994, she dedicated her focus to establishing a lactation center at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Ct. From 2011 to 2018, she continued to maintain her registered nurse licensure in West Virginia where she cared for her mother with health issues in her home prior to her death in 2013.
Early in her career, Ms. Young flourished as a staff nurse for George Washington University Medical Center, the head nurse of labor and delivery and a staff nurse for Camden Clark Memorial Hospital and a clinical associate for the University of Connecticut’s School of Nursing. In a career filled with highlights, she is especially proud of coordinating the efforts of the department of women’s health at Hartford Hospital in 2000, during which time she helped the hospital become designated as the first baby-friendly hospital in Connecticut. Additionally, Ms. Young was honored to have her mother present at a talk she conducted about Hartford Hospital’s journey to become baby-friendly.
An expert in her field, Ms. Young earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1970 and a Master of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America in 1977. Subsequently, she became a certified bereavement counselor and international board- certified lactation consultant. Furthermore, Ms. Young has retained her professional alignment with a number of organizations throughout her career, including the American Nurses Association and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Due to her considerable accomplishments, Ms. Young was presented with the Professional Award from La Leche League of Connecticut in 2001. Recently, she was honored as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the Marquis Humanitarian Award. Looking toward the future, Ms. Young aims to continue enjoying her retirement and fostering her hobby of painting.