Susan DaPolito Jadlowski
Class of 1971
Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, a 1971 graduate of Olean High School, followed her personal passion and commitment to the medical field.
Following graduation from St. Francis Hospital in Olean, she began her career as a licensed practical nurse, and later completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. While working full time as a registered nurse, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, with Summa Cum Laude honors, while being presented with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award. Upon receiving a full grant from the Sheltering Arms Society, DaPolito Jadlowski went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Administration, also receiving Summa Cum Laude honors.
Mrs. Da Polito Jadlowski credits Olean teachers and the Olean community as setting a foundation for her future success, and has continued to give back to others, mentoring nurses and other medical professionals in the continuation of their education and advocating for the rights of patients throughout the entirety of her career. She has served in several positions in the medical field, including Associate Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In 2014 she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. Susan guided Memorial Hermann Northwest to many prestigious honors, including a top ranking among Houston hospitals by US News and World Report. Mrs. Da Polito Jadlowski was named one of 20 outstanding nurses by the Texas Nurses Association for her contributions to not only the medical field as a whole, but overall growth of the nursing profession.