40 Under 40 Nurse Leadership Award 2020 | News | Loyola Medicine
Friday, August 28, 2020

Loyola University Medical Center’s Nate Karch Named to Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader List

Nurse leaders to be honored September 17 at virtual ceremony 

image of Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) Nurse Manager Nate Karch, DNP, RN, PCCN-K

MAYWOOD, IL—Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) Nurse Manager Nate Karch, DNP, RN, PCCN-K, will receive an Illinois Nurses Foundation 2020 40 Under 40 Nurse Leadership Award. The recognition celebrates “young nurse leaders who are impacting health care and the nursing profession today, and who undoubtedly shape the future of the profession.”

Karch works in cardiology at Loyola. He is also an assistant professor at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. He has a doctorate in nursing from Chamberlain University, with a focus on health care systems leadership; and a master’s degree in nursing (he is a family nurse practitioner) from Olivet Nazarene University. Karch also is a certified progressive care nurse. Karch was nominated for the award by his supervisor, Sharon Rangel, executive director of inpatient nursing operations.

“It truly is a privilege to be recognized among so many distinguished nurses,” said Karch. “I have to thank my mentors who have helped shape me into the leader I am today. Being recognized helps to further my trajectory in my leadership journey and I am truly excited about the future.”

“Nate Karch exemplifies excellence in nursing leadership,” said Tim Carrigan, chief nursing officer at Loyola. “We’re proud to have him on the Loyola nursing team.”

The 40 nurses will be honored at a virtual celebration, from at 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.