Studer Group Announces 2013 Fire Starter Hall of Fame Winners
Gulf Breeze, FL (August 2013)—Studer Group®, a Gulf Breeze, Florida-based outcomes firm, is honored to announce the eight healthcare leaders that have been selected for induction into the firm’s Fire Starter Hall of Fame.
Each year Studer Group recognizes individuals known as Fire Starters that make a difference in their organization and community. These men and women ignite the flames of passion, guide and support an organization's commitment to excellence and impact the lives of employees, physicians, patients and families.
This year, eight Fire Starters will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 11th annual What’s Right in Health Care conference, held October 21-23, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. The Fire Starter Hall of Fame inductees are as follows:
Donald J. Babb, Chief Executive Officer at Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, MO
Jack Barto, President and Chief Executive Officer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC
Charles D. Beaman, Jr, Chief Executive Officer at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC
Stan Gaynor, President and Chief Executive Officer at Black River Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls, WI
Richard A. Hachten, II, System Chief Executive Officer and President at Alegent Creighton Healthcare in Omaha, NE
Neal Kelly, Chief Executive Officer at Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling, TX
Deborah Romer, Vice President, National Service Quality at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA
Rhonda Scott, PhD, RN, CS, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Grady Health in Atlanta, GA
“We as an industry will need both skill and will to meet the demands of health reform,” says Quint Studer, Founder of Studer Group. “These Hall of Fame inductees demonstrate both. They have the kind of passion, commitment and the knowledge that will make healthcare get better and better. It’s a privilege to work with men and women who operate at this level.”
Studer concludes, “As leaders everywhere work to meet the needs of an industry that’s changing rapidly, these Fire Starters prove we have what it takes to meet the challenge.”
Studer Group extends our congratulations to the 2013 Fire Starter Hall of Fame winners and the twenty-six winners from previous years.
NOTE TO EDITOR:
For more information about What’s Right in Health Care, visit www.whatsrightinhealthcare.com
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About Studer Group®:
Studer Group’s mission is to change the face of healthcare by creating a better place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. A recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Studer Group is an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm that coaches hundreds of hospitals, health systems, medical practices, and end-of-life organizations to achieve and sustain clinical results. Collectively, these organizations serve as a national learning lab in which Studer Group harvests, tests, and refine the best practices it shares with others in the industry. To learn more about Studer Group, visit www.studergroup.com