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Karon Gibson

Currently Producer and Host of OUTSPOKEN TV Cable Shows in Chicago and California, Karon White Gibson, Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager, began her pre-career as a teenage hospital "candystriper" at the visitor information desk, passing out flowers and helping patients. She later enrolled in Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center School of Nursing. Fortunately, as an urban inner city hospital, it offered the educational opportunity to learn about every disease and trauma. After graduation, she became the Psychiatric Unit Charge Nurse and an Emergency Room relief nurse. During her years as a hospital nurse, she pioneered the first US freestanding Independent Nursing Practice Corporation Clinic off site to offer the middle class and others the opportunity to receive treatments and procedures without long waits, bridging the gap of the middle class deficit in health care and supplementing, not substituting, doctors' visits. Karon later began offering staffing services to hospitals, in home no medicare visits, around the clock nursing to critical patients at home, and first aid services on major motion pictures.  Karon has done also commercial consulting at concerts and convention centers. Karon created the Chicago Nurse of the Year Awards on National Nurses Day, May 6. She has received awards and accolades from many organizations, including the Chicago National Association of Women Business Owners as Businesswoman of the Year and the Community Service Award from NurseWeek National Magazine. Karon offers motivational speeches to nurses, women,and students on how to overcome obstacles and challenges in their careers and professional lives. As coauthor of the book, NURSES ON OUR OWN, the story that demystifies medicine and hospitals, she tells of the rewards and challenges of business and nursing while chronicling adventure and intrigue. She is a member of the prestigious Committee of 200, an organization of preeminent businesswomen, and the Chicago Network.

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