Jackson Orthopedic Foundation lost a good friend and colleague last month. Dolores Beanland, one of the Foundation’s founding partners and long-time Board of Directors members, passed away on New Year’s Day following a brief COVID-related illness.
A 1952 graduate of Samuel Merritt Nursing School, Dolores spent the majority of her long nursing career working in orthopedics. The epitome of professionalism, Dolores blazed many new nursing trails during her nearly five-decade career and was seen as one of the most accomplished clinicians in her field.
In 1998 Beanie co-founded the Jackson Orthopedic Foundation in Oakland, California, and served on the organization’s Board of Directors for ten years. Her detail-oriented approach to business and her dedication to follow-through made her one of our most valued partners at the Foundation.
Dolores, or “Beanie” as most of us affectionately knew her, always looked for the good in people. She was loved and respected by many people, including the hundreds of patients she cared for during her career. She will be missed by all of us who worked with her at Jackson Orthopedic Foundation and knew her personally as a friend, colleague, and mentor.
Beanie is the person who inspired our Dolores Beanland Nursing Scholarship Fund, created to support students who aspire to enter the nursing profession or advance their nursing careers. The fund, created in 2013, covers our JOF education programs.
Beanie’s memory will continue to live on in our hearts, as well as in the success of every “Beanie’s Fund” scholar as they move into a rewarding career. Beanie dedicated her life to improving the lives of patients, and we’re thankful to be able to make her legacy an important part of ours.
Learn more about the Dolores Beanland Nursing Scholarship Fund, and about how you can help support it through our dedicated fundraising campaign.
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