Alumna of Case Western Reserve University Donates $2 Million to Fund Flight Nursing Center

Dorothy E. Ebersbach was born in 1914. When World War II began she volunteered to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew non-combat missions of military aircraft, mostly delivering planes to military bases from the factories where they were produced.

After the war, Ebersbach enrolled in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After graduation she worked for the Hillsborough County Health Department in Tampa, Florida, until her retirement in 1975. Ebersbach died this past November at the age of 96.

Her estate included a $2 million gift to establish the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. The center will educate graduate-level nursing students for flight training where they will provide care for patients in emergency venues and on aircraft transporting them away from harm to medical facilities.

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