Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University School of Nursing is excited to announce that Duke University Hospital President, Kevin W. Sowers, will be the guest speaker at the 2014 Valentine Lecture Series.  The Valentine Lecture Series is made possible by School of Nursing alums Trudy ('80) and Christina ('12) Valentine. Trudy and Christina are delighted to partner with Dean Teri Murray and the outstanding faculty of Saint Louis University School of Nursing to offer the Valentine Lecture Series.

In appreciation of our Clinical Partners and Alumni, Saint Louis University
School of Nursing cordially invites you to the
Trudy and Christina Valentine Lecture

Transforming Our Future
Presented by
Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN
President, Duke University Hospital

Explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Academic Medical Centers and Health Systems
Identify the impacts of healthcare reform on Faculty and Staff
Describe strategies and tactics to redesign the way care is delivered in the new environment

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline St.

8:30 a.m. Lecture
Health Services Education Union Building.  Located directly behind the School of Nursing.

The program is complimentary, but please click here to register by Wednesday, March 12.
Please click here for the official Valentine Lecture Series brochure.

For questions, please call Christina Butler at 314-977-8907.

Kevin W. Sowers
President, Duke University Hospital, Preceptor, Duke University Hospital Fellowship Program

Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN is the President of Duke University Hospital. Mr. Sowers joined Duke Hospital in 1985 and has been in leadership roles within Duke University Health System over the last 20 years.

Mr. Sowers prior to becoming President, served as the Chief Operating Officer for Duke University Hospital 2003 - 2009. He received his BSN from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and his MSN from Duke University School of Nursing. Mr. Sowers is accountable for the operations of the 1,000 bed academic teaching hospital with over 7,000 employees. He is responsible for integrating and implementing the strategic plan of the organization in collaboration with the physician group.

Mr. Sowers is internationally known for his lectures and writings on the issues of leadership, organizational change, mentorship and cancer care. He has also served in a variety of leadership roles at the national level within the Oncology Nursing Society, University Healthcare Consortium and Counsel of Teaching Hospitals. He is adjunct faculty at Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Fuqua Scholl of Business and UNC School of Public Health.