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Nursing Excellence Awards
May 06, 2019

Top Nurses

St. Luke's Celebrates National Nurses Week & Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Carol Kuplen

Carol A. Kuplen, RN, MSN


A message from Carol Kuplen, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network

Better Nurses. Best Hospital.

Named 100 Top Hospital – 5 YEARS IN A ROW!
For the fifth year in a row and seventh time overall, St. Luke’s has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation by IBM Watson Health.™ 100 Top Hospitals are proven to provide the highest value to the communities they serve – demonstrating excellence in quality, safety and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is the ONLY hospital in the region to win this prestigious award!

Excellence in health care begins with exceptional nurses.

Across St. Luke’s, our nurses and patient care professionals have a critical responsibility to uphold the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and the community. Registered nurses may choose to practice as direct care providers, advanced practitioners, administrators or educators. Regardless of their position, their professional commitment is evident in all aspects of care – patient safety, care coordination, patient/family engagement, education, patient outcomes and quality of care. St. Luke’s nurses are highly trusted as a result; earning a well-deserved reputation for providing the best care to our patients.

In recognition of National Nurses Week 2019 we celebrate and thank all of our outstanding nursing and patient care professionals throughout St. Luke’s Network who inspire those around them, innovate the world of health care and influence the lives of the community we serve. 

We take this opportunity to recognize our Nursing Excellence Award winners. These fine individuals are shining examples of St. Luke’s nurses at their best. They are selected for their outstanding nursing care, leadership and community contributions. It is a privilege to practice with such outstanding individuals who represent the “best” of the nursing profession.

 Nursing Excellence Awards


Watson Health Top 100 Hospital


Congratulations to our Winners!