Dr. Rosemary Luquire
Dr. Rosemary Luquire received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing from TWU in 1997 and is currently the Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Nursing Officer of the Baylor Health Care System. In this position, she is responsible for professional nursing practice and quality improvement in a system with 15 facilities and 6000 nurses. Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Luquire was the Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Quality Officer at the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital being recognized as the first Magnet Hospital in Texas and the southwestern United States. Magnet designation is a national program that assures consumers of the highest standards of nursing practice and innovation.
Dr. Luquire's honors are legion and include the following: Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, David J. Fine Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Southern Mississippi, Nursing Media Electronic Award from Region VI of Sigma Theta Tau International, TWU Great 100 Nursing Alumni, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Outstanding Alumni, Outstanding Nursing Leader by the Texas Nurses Association, Premier National Award for Quality from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston Award for Excellence from the Better Business Bureau and the University of Houston, and Research Utilization Award from Region III of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr Luquire has published 29 articles in professional journals. She has given 80 professional presentations, including 8 international and 21 national. Professional volunteer services include: Board of Trustees, Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton; Vice Chair of the Magnet Commission, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Chief Nursing Officers Council of the University Health System Consortium; McDonald Fund Grants Committee, and President of District 9, Texas Nurses Association. She currently serves on advisory boards for four university schools of nursing, including TWU.
Rosemary and her husband, Luke, reside in Dallas.