The states of Florida and Alaska may be climates and lifestyles apart, but they have at least one thing in common: exemplary hospital trustees.
The winners of the 1999 MODERN HEALTHCARE Trustee of the Year awards have distinguished themselves through long and selfless dedication to their respective facilities.
Their service has been critical in developing these institutions and keeping them strong.
The Governance Institute has again co-sponsored the awards. The La Jolla, Calif.-based organization provides information services to trustees, executives and physicians.
Lois Barrett and Harry "Red" Porter were not the only trustees who impressed our judges this year. The panel named four people as runners-up. They are Cary Davis, Glenwood Regional Medical Center, West Monroe, La.; Julia McNamara of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital; Grant Morper, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque; and Jack Turner, Hamilton Health Care System, Dalton, Ga.
This year's package of stories includes a look by reporter Ron Shinkman, who covers governance issues for MODERN HEALTHCARE, at selecting the "perfect" board of trustees.