St. Luke's Quakertown Nurse a Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Finalist

Sept. 6, 2018 - Cathy Rice of St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus will be recognized as a finalist for the Clinical Practice LPN award at the 29th Annual Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Gala on October 26.

As a finalist, Cathy will be honored, and the winners will be announced at the gala. She was selected for recognition out of more than 100 nominations.

The Clinical Practice LPN award is given to a licensed practical nurse for providing outstanding quality of patient care, a superior level of clinical skills and exhibits extraordinary compassion. The recipient uses expectational communication skills to advance the profession and contribute to the health needs of the community.

The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania’s is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to recognize excellent nurses and support environments that value professional nursing achievements.

The 29th Annual Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Gala will be held on Friday, October 26, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel.

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.