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 Maggie Fowler named chief nursing officer for SSM Health Care – St. Louis 

3/8/2012 
 

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ST. LOUIS – SSM Health Care – St. Louis has elevated Maggie Fowler, R.N.,  B.S.N., M.B.A., to the position of regional vice president of nursing/chief nursing officer (CNO). She replaces Lynn Lenker, who accepted the position of chief nursing information officer (CNIO) for the network’s corporate parent, SSM Health Care, also based in St. Louis.

Fowler is celebrating her 20th year as an SSM Health Care executive administrator. Since 2008, Fowler had served as vice president for nursing operations for SSM Health Care – St. Louis. Her previous appointments include executive vice president/chief operating officer and vice president of patient services for SSM St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, and executive vice president/chief operating officer and regional administrator for SSM Rehab.

Fowler earned her master of business administration from Maryville University, St. Louis, and her bachelor of science in nursing from Webster University, St. Louis.

In her new role, Fowler will focus on SSM Health Care - St. Louis’ delivery of quality health care as it applies to the areas of patient satisfaction, safety and professional nursing practice.

About SSM Health Care – St. Louis
SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ mission statement — “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God” — is embodied by 11,000 employees and 2,500 staff physicians. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the health care network offers comprehensive health care services, but specializes in heart, cancer, neurosciences, pediatrics, weight-loss, sleep, imaging, behavioral health and fetal surgery. A winner of the Missouri Quality Award and multiple Best Places to Work awards, SSM Health Care – St. Louis includes seven hospitals ― Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, DePaul Health Center, St. Clare Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville, St. Joseph Hospital West and St. Mary’s Health Center ― St. Joseph Medical Park, plus a Managed Care Organization, and a Physicians' Organization. Go to www.ssmhealth.com for more information.

For media inquires only, contact:
Kristen Johnson
Media Relations Specialist
SSM Health Care – St. Louis
314-989-2208 (office)
314-908-0225 (pager)
kristen_johnson@ssmhc.com