The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) honored two UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital team members at its annual meeting, Carmen Kleinsmith and Clif White.
Carmen Kleinsmith, MSN, RN, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital was named the 2022 Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders’ (IONL) Outstanding Nurse Executive.
The IONL award is intended to recognize an individual who demonstrates outstanding achievement in nursing leadership and holds the leadership position of Nurse Executive. IONL is an affiliate group of the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).
Ms. Kleinsmith has worked at St. Luke’s since 1984, beginning as a staff nurse on 5 West Telemetry. During her time at St. Luke’s, she has held a variety of leadership roles. She was named chief nurse executive in 2016.
Clif White, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Safety and Regulatory Compliance program manager was honored as a 2022 Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) Hospital Hero award for demonstrating exceptional commitment to care and service.
The Hospital Heroes program celebrates employees who have acted courageously in a moment’s crisis or who have selflessly served their hospitals and communities throughout their careers. Hospital Heroes are nominated by their peers.
Mr. White has worked at St. Luke’s since 2018.