May 2023 – Cornerstone Family Healthcare proudly announces that Guadalupe “Lupe” Garcia, LPN, was named a Top 20 Nurse in the region at the 2023 Excellence in Nursing Awards, presented by Hudson Valley Magazine.
This year, more than 75 nurses and nursing administrators, working in facilities across the Hudson Valley, were nominated by their supervisors to receive this recognition. The top twenty nurses were chosen by a committee of medical professionals and editors and honored at a dinner on May 3, 2023 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.
“I have had the privilege of working with Lupe throughout her years at Cornerstone and am proud as she continues her journey with us,” shared Luanne Palkoski-Behrends, Chief Nursing Officer at Cornerstone Family Healthcare. “Lupe demonstrates outstanding work ethic, unwavering dedication, and a vast knowledge of community health. Her passion and commitment to deliver the highest standard of health care to all that cross our threshold, makes her a shining star within Cornerstone Family Healthcare and our community.”
Lupe joined the Cornerstone Family Healthcare Urgent Care team in 2016 as a Certified Medical Assistant. She quickly became a key team player exemplifying professionalism, compassion, effective prioritization, and outstanding patient care. In 2018, Lupe returned to school in pursuit of her LPN degree. She did this while continuing to work in Urgent Care and assisting the Women’s Health department in Middletown. In 2019, Lupe achieved her goal and earned her LPN.
In 2021 Lupe was promoted to Clinical Coordinator for the Women’s Health Department at Cornerstone’s Kaplan Family Pavilion, located at 147 Lake Street in Newburgh. The Excellence in Nursing award is especially timely, as National Nurse’s Month coincides with Women’s Health Month. Lupe’s sterling work ethic, unwavering dedication, and vast knowledge of community health benefit not only her patients, but also her colleagues.