A national health care publication is recognizing OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center President Patty Luker as one its “70 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know – 2019.” The Becker’s Hospital Review list of 70 hospital leaders represent presidents and CEOs who regularly lead efforts in patient safety and quality healthcare.
According to Becker’s, the leaders oversee rural hospitals with 25 beds or fewer and several have overseen hospital expansions, mergers, and electronic health record implementations as well as the construction of satellite clinics and strategic partnerships.
“I credit this recognition to every Mission Partner who daily does their best to provide high-quality, compassionate care, said Luker upon learning she made this prestigious list for the second year in a row. Luker added, “This acknowledgement by such a respected health care industry publication is a testament to how our caring staff is willing to embrace change, be accountable, and seize opportunities for continuous learning and collaboration required to meet community needs.”
Luker joined OSF HealthCare in 2009 and plans to retire at the end of the month. As president of OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, she has been responsible for three large renovation projects including the expansion of the facility’s Rural Health Clinic and recruitment of several new physicians and mid-level providers; often a challenge in rural communities. Additionally, Luker helped OSF Holy Family Medical Center rank in the top one percent of all hospitals in the nation for employee engagement in surveys aimed at continuous improvement.
Three other OSF HealthCare Critical Access Hospital leaders made the Becker’s list including Jackie Kernan, MSN, RN, president of OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center (Kewanee, Illinois), Dave Lord, president of OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group (Escanaba, Michigan) and Dawn Trompeter of OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center (Mendota, Illinois).
Kernan’s leadership strengths have also been recognized within OSF HealthCare. She was recently named to succeed Luker and starting next month, Kernan will lead both OSF Saint Luke and Holy Family Medical Center, dividing her time among both facilities.
Here is the complete list of the “70 Critical Access Hospital CEOS to Know – 2019.”