Diane Ray, RN, MBA, FACHE, and St. Luke’s Hospital Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and St. Luke’s Network Chief Nursing Officer, has been selected as a recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2020 Most Influential Business Women Award. This prestigious honor recognizes remarkable women making an impact at their companies and in the community.
For more than 35 years, Diane has passionately worked to improve the quality of life for St. Luke’s patients and our community. With great joy and vigor, she embraces the understanding that a life of a nurse is one that barely pauses, and her leadership approach prioritizes first the needs of our patients, medical staff and team. Her dedication to quality and safety has led St. Luke’s network to receive countless national recognitions for patient satisfaction and safety.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Diane has been a beacon of resilience and inspired in others the highest levels of safety in patient care, confidence, inclusiveness and appreciation for everyone’s efforts.
She is an exceptional leader in a field that is ever-changing and a tremendous advocate for business women in all professional fields. Countless nurses and team members at St. Luke’s and throughout the country credit Diane’s encouragement, support and mentorship as inspirations for their career path and professional development to achieve healthcare leadership roles. In this International Year of the Nurse, it is most fitting Diane would be honored with Most Influential Business Women Award.