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2009 Trustees of the Year

By Jim Gauss, president and CEO, Witt/Kieffer  |  February 23, 2009

Never has there been so little to do so much. The weak economy's toll on hospitals and health systems means continuously declining resources in the face of growing demand for services. All the more reason to appreciate generosity and self-sacrifice: the trustees who give freely of themselves to the nation's healthcare organizations.

2009 Trustees of the Year: B.J. Swanson, winner -- small organizations

2009 Trustees of the Year: B.J. Swanson, winner -- small organizations

By Linda Wilson  |  February 23, 2009

When executives at Gritman Medical Center were wooing a surgeon—who happened to be a former college-level football player—B.J. Swanson arranged a tour of the University of Idaho’s first-rate sports complex.“It is an enclosed stadium, and they have a wing with medical offices,” says Swanson, chairman of the board at 25-bed Gritman in Moscow, Idaho.The surgeon must have liked the community because he relocated there and began practicing medicine in January.

2009 Trustees of the Year: Dean Schleicher, honorable mention -- small organizations

2009 Trustees of the Year: Dean Schleicher, honorable mention -- small organizations

By Linda Wilson  |  February 23, 2009

Dean Schleicher, chairman of the board at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md., is a stickler about quality—both in board and hospital operations. It's no wonder he has concentrated on quality because it's also a focus of his full-time job as an employee of the federal government.

2009 Trustees of the Year: Robert Carty, in memoriam

2009 Trustees of the Year: Robert Carty, in memoriam

By Linda Wilson  |  February 23, 2009

Just hours before he died last April after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Robert Carty, 79, was jotting down ideas about how to reuse a vacant hospital building, which had been replaced with a state-of-the-art facility.

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