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Bellarmine Nursing Honor Society to Induct Norton Healthcare Chief Development Officer

Apr 14, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Norton Healthcare Chief Development Officer Lynnie Meyer will deliver the keynote address at the induction ceremony for the Bellarmine Lambda Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International. Meyer, who earned both her undergraduate nursing degree and master's degree in nursing administration from Bellarmine, will be honored as an inductee during the ceremony on April 19 in Frazier Hall. Meyer also serves as executive director of the Kosair Children's Hospital and Norton Healthcare Foundations.

The Bellarmine Lambda Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau began in 1990. The society honors people in the nursing profession who have shown a strong commitment to research, service and leadership.

"Lynnie Meyer is an outstanding leader in the healthcare community," said Sue Davis, Dean of Bellarmine's Lansing School. "We are proud to honor her commitment to philanthropy, excellence in care and humanitarianism. She is an excellent role model to Bellarmine students who have followed her in the nursing field."

Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, Meyer served as president and CEO of the Center for Women and Families in Louisville. During her tenure, the center won the Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Award and secured a prestigious Kresge Foundation Challenge grant. Meyer has held positions with Caritas Health Services, the University of Louisville Hospital, Care Tenders and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Leadership Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Leadership Kentucky.

In 2008, Meyer was selected as one of 20 nurses in the nation to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program, an advanced leadership experience for nurses in senior executive roles. She has been inducted into the Bellarmine University Gallery of Distinguished Graduates, named a Business First Forty Under 40 honoree, named by the Shakertown Roundtable as one of 40 Kentucky Leaders for the New Century and received numerous awards, including the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Art of Leadership Award, the National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award and the Presentation Academy Tower Award.

Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs and a doctor of physical therapy. Forbes magazine and the Princeton Review rank Bellarmine among America’s best colleges, and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Bellarmine as a top tier university.


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