Nurse Kevin Fogarty to retire after 33 years of service

January 9, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Kevin Fogarty began his nursing career in 1990 on 5B just shortly after the opening of the then-new University Hospital. During his 33-year career, Fogarty has shared his nursing care and diverse expertise with the Medical Procedures Unit, the Urology Clinic, Central Staffing Resource (CSR), Thoracic ICU, and Main post anesthesia recovery unit (PACU), before joining the Cardiovascular Center (CVC) PACU and later becoming the Educational Nurse Coordinator. 

As the educator for CVC PACU, Fogarty helped shape the careers of nurses, surgical technicians and University of Michigan nursing students. He has served on numerous committees throughout his tenure and won a prestigious award for his contribution to the Comprehensive Stroke Core and Quality measures.  

One of Fogarty’s attributes is his ability to tell vibrant stories about his years of nursing which simultaneously teach and entertain; stories that have the entire listening group laughing and realizing the possibilities and healing nature of our work. His stress reducing daily rounding will be truly missed. 

In his decades as a nursing professional, Fogarty has contributed much to our institution, to his colleagues, and most importantly, to the lives of innumerable U-M patients. We, his comrades in the CVC PACU, wish him all the best in his future endeavors, particularly singing and dancing at the Porcupine Music Festival. 

Please join us for a reception on Jan. 12 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Cardiovascular Center PACU breakroom, 4th floor of the CVC building.