Laura Frame became the top lawyer at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis in late 2013. She had previously been its director of risk management and, earlier in her career, she was a neurosurgical nurse. She has a law degree from Saint Louis University as well as a nursing degree from Maryville University.
What are the legal issues you are most called upon to address? It can range anything from a patient care matter to a complicated business transaction.
What were your career aspirations? I think one of the biggest things I’ve recognized is how complicated health care is and how difficult it is to meet the goals that maybe I have for how we provide care to patients. If it was simple, many people would have already figured it out.