Awards established through generosity
Nancy Cord Vision of Philanthropy Award (established 2004)
The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Board of Directors, in cooperation with the St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, launched the Nancy Cord Vision of Philanthropy Award to provide recognition for the considerable achievements of a philanthropic leader. The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation gives the award annually to an individual who demonstrates remarkable qualities in leadership, philanthropy and humanitarianism to benefit St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center and/or other worthy charities with a focus on health and human services.
Carl A. Gray Memorial (established 1995)
The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Board of Directors and the Harvey Gray Family present the Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for Nursing Excellence each year to a nurse who best exemplifies excellence through his or her professional nursing practice. Harvey and Marge established the award in 1995 with the foundation to honor Harvey’s father Carl A. Gray, who was an avid Sun Valley Ski Club member. Each April, the entire hospital staff is invited to nominate a nurse who exemplifies excellence in their nursing practice. The nursing staff then votes for the nominee whom they believe is most deserving of the recognition.
Leslie Chapman receives the 2013 Carl Gray Award.
Pictured left to right: Suzanne Miller, Director of Patient Services & Nursing; Leslie Chapman, RN; Cody Langbehn, CEO; Megan Thomas, SLWR Foundation Director
Nursing excellence celebrated
The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and the Harvey Gray Family is proud to honor Leslie Chapman as the recipient of the 2013 Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for Nursing Excellence Exemplified.
Chapman is a nurse in the Mother/Baby Care unit and was recognized by her colleagues for her calm confidence, compassionate care, constant cheerfulness, and exemplary leadership skills.
“When I think of St. Luke's values, I think of Leslie,” noted a colleague. "She demonstrates true compassion towards patients, patients' families, co-workers, doctors, and all staff."