Louis Filhour has held executive positions as CNO and
COO for more than 20 years. Although he is now the CEO for a system of
hospitals and providers trying to transform care for the Medicaid population,
he is also contributing to the science supporting the practice of professional
nursing through his research. Working at a busy Level 1 trauma peaked his
interest in the experience of suffering. He holds nursing degrees from Baylor
University, Boston College, and the University of Phoenix.