Chief nursing officer Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County looks back on more than 20 years in the medical field.
Recently marking two decades in the field, for more than 20 years, Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County has worked across the medical profession in a variety of positions and capacities, ultimately culminating in her current role in acute rehabilitation. Looking back, the chief nursing officer reflects on her time spent working overseas, serving with Doctors Without Borders, studying cultural diversity in healthcare, and more, as she opens up about her fascinating decades-long career and other interests.
Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County currently works for a major hospital affiliation as a chief nursing officer in acute rehabilitation. Based in Greater Houston, Texas, Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County oversees a variety of intensive forms of medical rehabilitation, including—but not limited to—occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.
Outside of the U.S., over the course of the past 20 years or more, Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County has worked in international healthcare in both Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. It was during her time in Egypt’s sprawling capital city of Cairo, set on the Nile River, that Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County received the International Award for American Nurses in December 2016.
“I’ve also completed three tours with Doctors Without Borders,” reveals Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County, speaking from her home in Harris County, Texas, “including serving in areas in Syria, Lebanon, and Africa.”
Also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders is a non-governmental initiative of French origin. Established in Paris in 1971, and now headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Médecins Sans Frontières—or Doctors Without Borders—is best known for its projects in conflict zones and countries affected by endemic diseases, led in part by volunteer doctors, nurses, and others, including Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County.
Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County takes great pride, she says, in both her rehabilitation and other nursing work, and her comprehensive education in cultural diversity in healthcare. “I take immense pride,” says Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County, “both in my work and in my extended education in cultural diversity in healthcare, as well as in every other aspect of my career as a chief nursing officer.”
Elsewhere, Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County has worked closely with a number of acclaimed children’s charities in the U.S., Egypt, Brazil, and elsewhere around the world. “I’m extremely passionate about giving to underprivileged children,” explains Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County, “and particularly those without families, as I myself was adopted as a young child.”
Outside of her work and charitable endeavors, lifelong football fan and New Orleans Saints supporter Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County is further passionate about sports in general, kayaking, and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her friends and family. Leah Boone Howard Montgomery County also maintains a keen interest in self-improvement, fitness, baking, interior design, psychology, and spirituality.