CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The second annual Adele Bemis Leadership Lecture Series featured discussion on transforming healthcare and nursing leaders through education.
The event, held Tuesday, March 29, at the Art Museum of South Texas, featured keynote speaker Jennifer Gentry, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial and Shoreline.
The lecture series is held each spring and it presents both local and national nursing leaders to stimulate thoughtful discussions about nursing leadership and research. It was launched to honor and recognize Adele Bemis, MSN, RN for her steadfast leadership in the nursing profession, her vision, and her leadership exhibited throughout her nursing career. Bemis is a 1984 charter member of the local Eta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International, which is the Honor Society of Nursing. The event is sponsored by the Eta Omicron Chapter, with local members in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi working to create the event.
The leadership lecture was been approved for Continuing Nursing Education.
Partial funding for the lecture series for 2016 and 2017 is from the Deanie Hambrick Memorial Fund, which is administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. Hambrick worked as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Humana Hospital-Corpus Christi, now Doctors Regional Medical Center. In addition to being recognized by her colleagues and patients as an excellent bedside nurse, Hambrick provided love to all she touched through her involvement in a “Course in Miracles” and as a clown.