While her children were growing up, Terri Christoffersen was often asked to raise money to support a variety of activities, such as the school band. Christoffersen discovered that she loved it.
David Price, a lawyer, joined the board of directors of Community Hospital in January 2006 just as the organization was careening toward failure.
James Patrick “Pat” Thornton has had a life-long passion for St. Vincent's HealthCare, dating back to 1935 when he was born at the Jacksonville, Fla.-based system's flagship facility.
Dr. Michael William Perry, an internist, first became a staunch advocate for outpatient endoscopic spine procedures to relieve lower back and neck pain while working at an orthopedic clinic in Hudson, Fla.
Another election year brings even greater scrutiny on the nation's hospitals and health systems. Candidates invariably focus on healthcare—offering widely divergent opinions on an issue of deep personal interest to American families.
This year, 46 nominations were received for Modern Healthcare's annual Trustee of the Year awards program, co-sponsored by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, based in Oak Brook, Ill.
Nominations are being accepted for Modern Healthcare's 2012 Trustee of the Year competition. The 2012 awards, co-sponsored by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, will honor four outstanding trustees or directors for their contributions to healthcare governance:
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