Congrats to Michael Bohl and Mary Schemmel, recipients of the 2017 Catherine McAuleyAward for Professional Excellence!
Mercy College originally created the Catherine McAuley Awards for Nursing Excellence to honor alumni and friends of the School of Nursing (or its predecessor program, the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing), for their lifetime achievements to the profession of nursing, their service to their communities, and their efforts on behalf of Mercy College of Health Sciences. Today, the Catherine McAuley Awards for Professional Excellence are sought and awarded to alumni from any academic programs associated with Mercy College of Health Sciences.
Mercy College of Health Sciences Alumni Association President Rhonda Heim, RN, BSN presents the awards to Michael Bohl, RT, MHA, RMBA, Chief Executive Officer of Radiology Group, PC, SC, and Mary Schemmel, EdD(c), RN, MSN, Associate Dean of the School of Nursing for Mercy College of Health Sciences, respectively.
Michael Bohl, a 1980 graduate of Mercy School of Radiologic Technology, is the Chief Executive Officer of Radiology Group, PC, SC, in Davenport, Iowa. He also serves as the Radiology Planning Committee Co-chair for IHE International, an organization whose mission is to develop interoperability and information-sharing solutions for medical imaging. In addition, he is the current Radiology Business Management Association’s (RBMA) Liaison to the American College of Radiology. Mr. Bohl earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1992 and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health in 1994. He was recognized as a “Fellow” of the RBMA in 2010, elected President of the RBMA in 2011, and received the President’s Award for his contributions to the RBMA in 2013. Bohl has been actively involved in radiology related advocacy and regulatory initiatives and has written several articles related to the operations and economics of radiology. In 2003 Mr. and Mrs. Bohl established the Michael and Julia Bohl Radiologic Technology Scholarship at Mercy College of Health Sciences to support radiologic science education. In 2017, a new Michael and Julia Bohl Radiologic Technology Endowed Scholarship Fund was announced in recognition of their legacy of charitable giving.
Mary Schemmel is a 1976 graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand View University in 1982, a Master of Science in Nursing from Drake University in 1992 and is currently completing her Doctor of Education degree at the College of Saint Mary, Omaha Nebraska. Ms. Schemmel began her nursing career in 1976 as a critical care nurse at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. She was a Critical Care Nurse Educator at the Heart Center, in Rome Italy from 1983 to1984. She worked in Staff Development as an Education Specialist at Mercy Medical Center from 1989 to 1993. She started at Mercy College in 1993 as a faculty member and earned the rank of Associate Professor in 2013. She served as Chair of the School of Nursing from 2013 to 2014 and Associate Dean of Nursing since 2014. She has served on many College committees involving accreditation reviews with several national accrediting organizations and the Iowa Board of Nursing. She has also served in leadership positions for Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Chi Chapter, Central Iowa Health Educators Network and Mercy School of Nursing Alumni Association. She is also past president of the Alumni Association. She was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award – Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2009 and the Light of Wellness Individual Award - Wellness Council of Iowa in 2010.