For the third consecutive year, the Louisiana Nurses Foundation presented its 2019 Nightingale Award for Outstanding Employer of the Year to Louisiana Healthcare Connections. The annual award recognizes a Louisiana company that supports nurses and fosters professional growth, achievement, and innovation in the nursing profession.
"Nurses are on the front line working tirelessly to ensure our members receive the quality, comprehensive healthcare they deserve. We are fortunate to have so many knowledgeable and compassionate nurses on our staff to coordinate care for our members," said Kendra Case, RN, chief operating officer. "This award exemplifies the outstanding work our nurses do each and every day for our members, and we are honored to receive it on their behalf."
Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Healthy Louisiana Medicaid health plan, employs more than 150 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses across the state. The Nightingale Award recognizes the company’s investment in the professional growth of nurses through internal and external learning opportunities, innovation awards, and workplace recognition programs.
The Louisiana Nurses Foundation hosts the Nightingale Awards to recognize registered nurses and healthcare institutions across the state for demonstrating leadership, clinical excellence, and quality service in the nursing profession.