Susie Krug Named Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Luke’s East Hospital

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Lee’s Summit, Mo. (June 13,2018) — Susie Krug, MHA, BSN, RN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Luke’s East Hospital. As CNO, Krug will be responsible for nursing care throughout Saint Luke’s East, ensuring that services are designed to meet the needs of patients, staff, physicians, and the public. She has been serving as interim CNO since February 2018 in addition to her responsibilities as Director of Patient Care Services. 

“Susie has served at Saint Luke’s East for more than 12 years,” said Saint Luke’s East Hospital CEO, Ron Baker. “During that time she has exemplified clinical excellence, demonstrated impressive leadership and shown an unwavering commitment to quality care. I know she will do a superb job leading our nursing program.”

Krug joined Saint Luke’s in 2001 and has served at Saint Luke’s East since 2006 and brings to this position a strong background in nursing—including 17 years of Emergency Department experience. She earned her BSN from Minnesota State University and her master’s in health care administration from Webster University.

In addition to her clinical skills, Krug has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Lee’s Summit community, serving on the Lee’s Summit Cares Board of Directors and participating in The Leadership Lee’s Summit 2017. Susie also belongs to the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American College of Health Care Executives.

About Saint Luke’s East Hospital
Saint Luke’s East Hospital is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.

Contact: Laurel Gifford, 816-502-8532, for more information