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Mar 28, 2015 10:55AM ● By MED Magazine

Karpuk to Chair RN-BSN Program 


St. Luke’s College–UnityPoint Health has named Lorall Karpuk as Chair for the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. In her new role, Karpuk will oversee the program’s faculty, curriculum, student admissions and take responsibility for the regulatory and accrediting requirements.

 Previously, Karpuk was the Distance Education Coordinator for the RN-BSN Program for St. Luke’s College. She also served as the Director of Online Learning for University of South Dakota nursing in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Karpuk received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and her Master of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. She also has a teaching certificate from Iowa State University.

Karpuk is a member in several professional organizations including the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), American Nurses Association and the National League of Nursing. She also volunteers for the Siouxland Soup Kitchen and Children’s Miracle Network.



St. Luke’s nurses among Iowa’s 100 greatest

UnityPoint Health–St. Luke’s nurses have been named among the greatest in Iowa from over 500 nominations. Sheri Allen and Lisa Mascarello were recently honored as two of the 100 

 Great Iowa Nurses, a recognition program of the Iowa Nurses Association, for their commitment, competence and courage in the field of nursing.

Allen is a Nurse Manager of Outpatient Services which includes Surgical Services, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Infusion 

 Center, Pre-Admission Testing (PAT), and Radiology nurses. Mascarello is a Nurse Manager of Oncology/Surgery at St. Luke’s.

The two were chosen from among 500 nominations.




Sanford/Regional Recognize DAISY Award Winners

Rescue Nurse Sheri Erickson, RN, Medical Oncology nurse Kelsey Worrall, RN, and Kipp 

 Stahl, RN, who works in the PACU are the most recently-

 recognized DAISY Award winners at Sanford USD Medical Center. Patients, family members and/or colleagues can nominate extraordinary nurses for the award and a new nurse is recognized each month.

Photos: Erickson, Worrall, Stahl


On the other side of the state, cancer nurse Stacy Thomlison, RN, recently receive a DAISY 

 Award at Rapid City Regional Hospital.  (RCRH). She has been a registered nurse (RN) with Regional Health since 2013, working in the Regional Cancer Care Institute (CCI). Thomlison 

 was nominated by a patient and his wife who were touched that Thomlison rearranged her schedule to be with them on the last day of cancer treatment.



LaGrand to Serve as Chief Nursing Officer for Sanford Aberdeen 

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center recently announced Kila LeGrand has been selected as chief nursing officer. LeGrand currently serves as the director of surgery, anesthesia, SPD, employee health and infection control at Sanford Aberdeen. 


As chief nursing officer, LeGrand will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the facility, including patient care, program/care management, environmental safety and coordinating clinical and operational staff.

LeGrand is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Presentation College. She is also currently finishing a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota.