Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice Margaret Sovie The Sovie Center was created at Strong Memorial Hospital November 30, 2006. The Center was named in honor of Margaret Sovie, who was a former Director of Nursing at Strong and was a pioneer in establishing advanced practice in acute care. The Sovie Center is located within Strong Memorial Hospital, with an Office located on the 4th floor. The Center has multiple functional units. Currently these include regulatory and credentialing, education, professional development and coaching, research and evidence-based practice development and practice model innovation. What We Do The Sovie Center is committed to providing the leadership and guidance to position the Advanced Practice Nurse Group as a national leader in patient care, discovery, teaching and learning. Advanced Practice Nurses at the University of Rochester Medical Center provide the essential link between patients/families and the health care system.