St. Luke’s Hospital names new chief nursing officer

Published 3:52 pm Wednesday, November 19, 2014

St. Luke’s Hospital officials are pleased to announce Cathy Moore, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, of Kings Mountain has joined St. Luke’s Hospital as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Moore brings broad experience in management and operations of patient care with skills, knowledge and experience for organizational development, quality and process improvement, lean initiatives -including productivity and fiscal management, advanced certifications and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining the Executive team at St. Luke’s Hospital, Moore served as senior nurse consultant with Transformational Healthcare Consulting, specializing in compliance, quality and pursuit of excellence and also served as content and peer reviewer for nursing educational resources through Wolters Kluwer Health. As the CNO, Moore is responsible for Emergency Services, Perioperative Services, Geriatric-Psychiatric Services, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Therapy, Quality and Education as well as Intensive Care, Medical Surgical and Orthopedic Care.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in a hospital setting. St. Luke’s Hospital has quickly proven to be a very close-knit team, focused on quality and patient satisfaction,” Moore said. “I’m excited to be a part of this community hospital, and I have enjoyed getting to know such a great nursing staff. Together, we will continue to enhance patient care and safety initiatives that were set in motion by Sandy Brooks (former CNO), as well as implement new strategies to execute patient care delivery in the exceptional, quality manner that St. Luke’s is known for.”

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Moore was the Director of Critical Care Services at CaroMont Health (formerly Gaston Memorial Hospital) for 17 years where, working closely with staff, physicians and administration, Moore assisted CaroMont Health and staff in achieving a lengthy list of accomplishments for patient care. These accomplishments include organizational growth through new programs and services, improved quality scores by reducing healthcare associated injuries, reduced readmission rates for difficult cardiopulmonary and respiratory diseases, Level III Trauma designation, Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2007 and 2011, and multiple disease-specific and advanced certifications. A guest lecturer on numerous topics pertinent to the Nursing profession, Moore has also been published on topics related to diabetes.

Moore received her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Sigma Theta Nursing Honor Society.

A native of North Carolina, Moore lives in Kings Mountain with her husband Eric, where they enjoy outdoor activities, travel, time with family and friends are active in their church. They have two grown children: Cole, a 3rd year Pharmacy student at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC; and Erica, a 2014 graduate of Appalachian State University, with plans to pursue Physical Therapy.

St. Luke’s Hospital is a private, not-for-profit community hospital dedicated to providing exceptional care, close to home.

–Submitted by Kathy Woodham