"In times of stress, be bold and valiant,” Horace wrote more than 2,000 years ago. Stressful times create great challenges and great challenges create opportunities for change. True leaders draw inspiration from difficult circumstances and prove their mettle with action and courage.
Today, the remarkable trustees profiled on the following pages are living proof. They embrace the upheaval in healthcare organizations as they continue the strenuous journey toward patient-centered care. With 2013 promising another strong dose of turmoil in our industry, board members continue to champion change in the face of unrelenting pressure to reduce costs, maintain quality and protect patients. For this, they deserve our recognition and admiration.