HCA Virginia September 12, 2018

"Our advanced medical technology and highly skilled, compassionate medical professionals deliver the highest quality patient care – care that is nationally recognized based on our patient outcomes." - Sean Pressman, CEO

Pulaski, VA (September 12, 2018) – LewisGale Hospital Pulaski recently was named Hospital of the Year and its Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) selected as CNO of the Year – both for the Capital Division – by parent company HCA.

The awards are based both on the hospital’s continued strong performance and on a number of improvements over the last 12 months, including low employee turnover, increased employee engagement scores, and improved patient experience results.

“I am immensely proud of the incredible work our Hospital team – including physicians, nurses and every staff member – have done to achieve this level of quality care for our patients and overall improved results,” explains Sean Pressman, Chief Executive Officer at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski.

“These awards continue the trend of positive results and recognition our Hospital has received recently, and reflect the many good things happening here.”  


Christine Ludwig, Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, was named the Capital Division’s CNO of the Year by HCA, reflecting high nursing employee engagement scores, reduced staff turnover, and achieving the Pathway to Excellence designation.

Christine Ludwig

“Christine’s commitment to her co-workers and patients, and focus on creating a positive practice environment that empowers and engages staff, play a key role in strengthening our hospital and continually improving our patient care,” Pressman adds. “She’s so deserving of this recognition, and on behalf of our Hospital team, I want to thank and recognize her for earning this award.”

Christine Ludwig, CNO, adds, “I was surprised and honored to be chosen from among so many exceptional nurse leaders across the Capital Division. While I take great personal pride in this award, it is truly our team that made it possible.”