Ruth Watson

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Ruth Watson was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania to John and Lillian back in 1927.  In 1952, she began her education and training in the nursing program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  It was there she met William who she married in 1955. That same year she graduated with her RN diploma and was recognized as the recipient of the Letitia White Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Florence Nightingale Medal for Excellence in Nursing Practice.

In 1959, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing, she received her master’s degree in medical/surgical nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1971.  In 1973, she was invited to join the United States medical delegation to the People’s Republic of China, she was the only nurse in the delegation team.  She currently serves as founder and president emerita of the Developing Families Center and Founder of the Family Health and Birth Center.

What you may not know about Ruth Watson Lubic is that she is most noted for being a pioneer in the role of nurse-midwives as primary care providers for women, particularly in maternity care.  

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Comments (18)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... that is quite an amazing story and certainly helped to move forward care for pregnant women.

Jul 28, 2021 04:25 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A very smart lady helping other ladies.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 28, 2021 04:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A reosurceful, well educated and dedicated lady. And now I know! Enjoy your day.

Jul 28, 2021 05:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Ruth is certainly one of the most impressive minds you have told us about as well as one of the most compassionate James Dray 

Jul 28, 2021 05:24 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

A very important role for the gift of life.

Jul 28, 2021 05:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - thank you for sharing another unknown-to-me story.  

Jul 28, 2021 05:48 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What an interesting story James. I have not heard of her before, but glad you brought her name to our attention.

Jul 28, 2021 06:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

I did not know about her, and what a great service for pregnant women.  Happy Wednesday to you.  A

Jul 28, 2021 06:15 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another woman I have never heard of but I am glad that I learned a bit about her through your post.

Jul 28, 2021 06:27 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Interesting woman and i will be having dinner up in Bristol in the next week or so, and now I have some dinner conversation to bring with me. Thank you.

Jul 28, 2021 07:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I had no idea who she was but I do now...she certainly has some pretty impressive credentials and achievementsin the medical field.

Jul 28, 2021 08:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 28, 2021 09:30 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - and in addition to all of that she was born where I was born in Bucks County PA.

Jul 28, 2021 09:59 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, what a fascinating story, and a leader in the women's birthing legacy.

Jul 28, 2021 10:01 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Many women are opting again for a midwife. I am not sure I agree with this trend, but who am I to

Jul 28, 2021 10:24 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - She has brought the midwife movement to a new level.  Women need this option. 

Jul 28, 2021 11:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- she certainly opened the doors for many to follow in her footsteps in helping others. 

Jul 28, 2021 12:40 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

She sounds like a very wise and valuable woman in the healthcare field

Jul 28, 2021 06:51 PM