URI College of Nursing’s third Routhier Lecture to address leadership in health care

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Nov. 13 panel discussion to be held at Butler Hospital


KINGSTON, R.I. – October 16, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing and the Routhier Foundation will hold the third of a four-part lecture series Friday, Nov. 13 at Butler Hospital, Ray Conference Center 345 Blackstone Blvd. Providence.


The theme for the panel discussion will be: “Leadership in today’s complex health care environment: what’s required?” Registration and a continental breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. The program will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Free and open to the public, all Rhode Island nurses are invited to attend. For further information, contact Caroline Natale at 401-874-2766 or cnatale@uri.edu .


Esther Emard, visiting scholar and Routhier Executive in Residence at URI, who has been organizing the series, will open the program, followed by welcoming remarks from Dr. Lawrence H. Price, president and chief operating officer of Butler Hospital.


Panel members and their topics are:


Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer of The Leapfrog Group, Washington, D.C.: Providing the perspective on national challenges that health care leaders need to address and the competencies required.


Dennis D. Keefe, president and chief executive officer of Care New England Health Care System: Providing insight on knowledge, skills and competencies leadership required to address the national and local challenges and what are the expectations of leaders?


Lester P. Schindel, chief executive officer of Charter Care Health Partners: Providing a perspective on knowledge, skills and competencies leadership required to address both the national and local challenges and what are the expectations of leadership teams/individuals?

A panel discussion and questions from the audience will follow the presentations.


This is the third of a four-part lecture series designed to allow all of Rhode Island nursing colleagues to meet and exchange ideas on the many challenges our health care system is facing on national and local levels.


Videos of past lectures are available on the : URI College of Nursing website.