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Trustee of the Year - 2007

Trustees of the Year 2007

February 12, 2007

Nearly 100 letters of nomination were received for this year’s Trustee of the Year competition, co-sponsored by healthcare executive search firm Wiff/Kieffer. Nominations were accepted from early October until the end of November 2006. Again this year, two winners were chosen in each category—healthcare organizations with more than $75 million in revenue and smaller organizations—along with two honorable-mention trustees. The four honorees were selected by the senior editors of Modern Healthcare. Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the judging or...

Winner: Large healthcare organizations: Becoming transparent

Winner: Large healthcare organizations: Becoming transparent

By Linda Wilson  |  February 12, 2007

Turning to the insight he gained as the chairman of not-for-profit boards of trustees, William Schubart III steered 434-bed Fletcher Allen Health Care to an open and accountable decisionmaking process—the antithesis of a secretive style that had led to several years of tumult at the organization.

Winner: Small healthcare organizations: Keeping it afloat

Winner: Small healthcare organizations: Keeping it afloat

By Linda Wilson  |  February 12, 2007

Dad always said, 'If you want to belong to something and you want to see it grow and improve, you have to participate,' ” recalls William Tate III. Tate has certainly acted on his commitment to the community. He joined the board of 104-bed Hancock Medical Center, a public hospital in Bay St. Louis, Miss., in 1987 after serving many years as a volunteer on the local planning and zoning commission...

Honorable mention: Large healthcare organizations:

Honorable mention: Large healthcare organizations: "The right thing to do"

By Linda Wilson  |  February 12, 2007

Administrators at Kadlec Health System in Richland, Wash., rely on William Moffitt's integrity. Moffitt joined the boards of both the Kadlec system and Kadlec Medical Center in 1999, becoming chairman of both boards in 2002. “He has been a resource to us when we need board involvement and support in difficult issues,” says Rand Wortman, president and CEO at Kadlec Health...

Honorable mention: Small healthcare organizations: Behavior modification

Honorable mention: Small healthcare organizations: Behavior modification

By Linda Wilson  |  February 12, 2007

Dennis Ochs led the turnaround of a dysfunctional board of trustees at Logan Medical Center in Guthrie, Okla., into a smooth, professional operation. And he did it in just one year. Ochs “knows how to pull people together and include people,” says Shawn Morrow, CEO of 25-bed Logan...

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