Inspiration for Activism!
- Established and directed the Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, New York, from 1963 to 1969.
- Her “Core, Cure, Care” nursing theory identifies the nurse-to-patient relationship as central to healing for those who are chronically ill (see more detail here).
- Consistent with her philosophy that nurses were key to healing for people with chronic illness, Loeb was run by nurses, had an all RN staff; medicine served only as an ancillary service.
- Her nursing-centered care model reduced rehabilitation time and length of stay by up to one-half to one-third.