Dr. Luquire is an experienced health care and nursing executive with expertise in leading large complex systems, leadership development, outcomes management programs and the application of process improvement to attain both enhanced outcomes for communities served and for the enhancement of workforce environments. She has dedicated her professional life to improving health care and elevating the nursing profession.
Dr. Luquire served as the Senior Vice President and System Chief Nurse Executive of Baylor Health Care System in North Texas from 2007-2013, charged with operational and strategic responsibilities for 8,500 nursing FTEs in a $7 billion company. She accepted the role of Executive Vice President and System Chief Nurse Executive for the merged entity of Baylor Scott & White Health Care System in 2013, the largest system in Texas, and facilitated merger of the nursing enterprise across an $11 billion company and a large geographic footprint. During her tenure at Baylor, 14 hospitals were recognized as Magnet or Pathway to Excellence facilities, a leadership academy was founded based on successful philanthropy and the number of doctorally prepared staff increased tenfold. Also, during her tenure, the Baylor System was awarded a $12.4 million grant to pursue innovative strategies related to gerontology with Dr. Luquire serving as the principal for the grant.
Prior to Dr. Luquire joining Baylor Health Care System, she served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Quality Officer for St Luke’s Episcopal Health Care System in Houston Texas. During her tenure, St Luke’s was designated as a Magnet facility in 2001, the
first in the southwest United States. St Luke’s was internationally known for its strong evidence-based practice model, a well-developed outcomes management program in the era of HMOs and a mature shared governance model.
A dedicated volunteer, Dr. Luquire previously served two terms as a member of the Commission on Magnet and is currently serving her second term on the ANCC Board. Dr. Luquire has published extensively, served on numerous not -for- profit and for-profit boards and governing bodies and has consulted both internationally and domestically. A graduate of Emory University, Dr. Luquire earned her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University and her master’s degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.