Tallahassee, FL– June 21, 2011
Yesterday, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s President & CEO Mark O’Bryant received national recognition as a leader in the health care industry. During ceremonies in New York City, O’Bryant was named an Executive of the Year in the 9th Annual American Business Awards. Winning a Stevie Award in the category of “Health Products and Services—More than 2,500 Employees”, he was cheered by more than 600 leaders in business as he accepted the accolade.
This year, over 2,800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in the Stevie Awards. A panel of more than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, I am proud to learn that Mark O’Bryant has received this very high honor,” said Joseph Camps, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMH. “We are extremely proud to have one of the nation’s elite chief executive officers here in Tallahassee. We appreciate his dedication to improving health care for all in our region, and we give him our congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”
Dubbed, “the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post, the Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek word for "crowned." Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has been honored with a Stevie Award once before; last year, the TMH Human Resources Department received the 2010 Stevie Award for Human Resources Team of the Year.
Also considered for this Stevie Award were Ian Read, President and CEO of Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, and E. Joseph Steier, III, President of Signature HealthCARE in Louisville, KY. Winners in other categories included the leaders of both Ford Motor Company and ESPN. Details about The American Business Awards, as well as the complete lists of honorees in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
The following is an excerpt from O’Bryant’s nomination:
Under the leadership of G. Mark O’Bryant, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc. has been continually recognized for clinical excellence, strong operational performance and high patient and employee satisfaction. Focusing on employee satisfaction, work/life balance, organizational culture, operating efficiencies, revenue stream, supply chain management and payer relationships, the organization has achieved a reversal of several consecutive years of debilitating losses. He has strengthened the organization's culture via the creation and implementation of Vision and Value statements, enhanced communication tools, leadership visibility & accessibility, performance transparency and engagement programs. Results are evidenced by improved colleague satisfaction scores, being named 100 Best Places to Work in healthcare Award 2008, 2009 Florida Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award; 2010 National Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award and the 2010 Stevie Award for Best HR Team. TMH is a FUN place to work! We were nationally recognized in October 2010 and selected to perform the "Pink Glove Dance" to enhance awareness of Breast Cancer.
Recent honors received , include the Thompson Reuters Healthcare Advantage Awards for improving quality; Thompson Reuters 100 top hospitals Performance Improvement Leader; Stroke Center Accreditation; Chest Pain Center Accreditation; Accredited with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; organ donation Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and several others.
Because of Mark O’Bryant’s leadership, we now stand as a proud example of one of the premier healthcare systems in the Nation, being so recognized by President Barack Obama at his AMA address, wherein he specifically mentioned Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's success stating "... these (hospitals) are islands of excellence that we need to make the standard in our health care system.”