THA President Craig Becker and several CEOs were named 2012 Health Care Heroes by the Nashville Business Journal. The recipients were honored at a recent awards luncheon.
Becker received the community leader award for his efforts to improve patient safety and quality at hospitals across the state. He was a champion for these improvements long before other states focused on these issues, and created the Tennessee Center for Patient in 2007. Hospitals have shown great improvement in these areas due to various initiatives started under Becker’s leadership.
Other THA members who received awards included:
Saad Ehtisham, CEO, University Medical Center; Dennis Miller, CEO, Williamson Medical Center; and Dan Slipkovich, CEO and chairman of the board, Capella Healthcare, Inc., company CEO or president award.
Wes Littrell, president and CEO, Saint Thomas Health Affiliates, and chief strategy officer, Saint Thomas Health, company executive award.
Anne Schmitt, medical social worker, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, healthcare professional services.
Steven Abram, MD, director, Saint Thomas Brain & Spinal Cord Tumor Center; Paul Rosenblatt, MD, chief of radiation oncology, Saint Thomas Hospital Dan Rudy Cancer Center; and Cathy Stallworth, MD, medical director, Life Therapies Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Baptist Hospital; physician award.
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