In Memory

Ann Irvin Banks (Bertsche)

Ann Bertsche  (Banks)

1947 – 2015

Ann (Banks) Bertsche was born on September 5, 1947 and passed away on April 4, 2015.  Ann is survived by her husband Walter David Bertsche, II.   Ann and David were married on August 30, 1968 and had three children, W. David Bertsche, III, Christopher A. Bertsche and Jonathan T. Bertsche.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law Jill Bertsche Mitchell (Madeira Class of 1964).

Ann was an RN and was a graduate of the Bethesda School of Nursing class of 1968 and began her nursing career at Bethesda Hospital in 1969. She held many positions within the hospital including staff nurse, charge nurse, and department director in Obstetrics. She also served as charge nurse in the OB clinic and as Patient Care coordinator for Bethesda Care Centers and Fertility Center.  As the staffing coordinator and publics relations nurse, Ann introduced the first computer-generated staffing patterns which gave the nurses consistent work schedules.  Ann was an active member of the alumni board for many years and is a past president and chairperson of the association.