St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO Dr. David Pate recognized 11 physicians, nurses, and other team members at a Monday night President’s Award banquet and party filled with emotion and jubilation.
And a very special former nursing student received the cap and pin her classmates graduated with – more than six decades ago.
Maxine Pfeiffer enrolled in St. Luke’s Hospital Nurses’ Training School in 1947. The program ended for her three weeks before graduation in 1950, when she married William Huckstep. During a special cap-and-pin ceremony at the Monday awards event, Maxine Huckstep returned to the company of St. Luke’s clinicians, earning a standing ovation, a document proclaiming July 20, 2015 as “Maxine Pfeiffer Huckstep Day” in Boise, and an honorary diploma before dozens of bouquet-bearing family members who were in on the surprise.
Each year, Dr. Pate recognizes St. Luke’s team members nominated by colleagues for their exemplary demonstration of the organization’s values and their commitment to the organization’s mission to improve the health of people in our region.
The 2015 President’s Award recipients are:
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Sandra Wurdemann works in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.