GEORGETOWN, Ky. (July 16, 2018) — Georgetown Community Hospital CEO William Haugh received the prestigious Fleetwood Award from LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company.
Each year, the Fleetwood Award is presented to a deserving hospital leader who exemplifies the values and spirit of LifePoint’s former chief executive officer, the late Jim Fleetwood. Fleetwood possessed a management style that emphasized collaboration and high standards; strong relationships with hospital employees and physicians; strength of judgment and character; and exemplary service to the community.
“William has done a tremendous job of building strong relationships, positively impacting the culture of Georgetown Community Hospital and inspiring employees to connect to our mission of making communities healthier,” said David Dill, president and COO of LifePoint Health. “We’re so proud to honor him with the Fleetwood Award in appreciation of his tireless leadership, service and dedication to his hospital and the Georgetown community.”
Since Haugh joined GCH as CEO in 2012, the hospital has achieved a number of enhancements in quality and patient safety, including being designated as a Duke LifePoint Quality Affiliate earlier this year. Additionally, Haugh has helped ensure better access to care for the community by being a key driver in establishing 10 new clinic services and a number of strategic clinical affiliations.
Beyond his role as CEO, Haugh is passionate about serving the local community. He is helping to drive growth in the region by serving on the Scott County United Board of Directors. He is a former president of the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and a director for the Center for Quality People and Organizations, which teaches problem solving and teamwork to local businesses and non-profits. And he is also involved with the American Red Cross, Relay for Life and the American Heart Association.
During his time at Georgetown, Haugh has earned a number of accolades. He was honored as the recipient of LifePoint’s 2015 CEO of the Year Award and recently led GCH to receive the 2017 Companywide High Five Award. The highest honor a LifePoint facility can achieve, this special award recognizes extraordinary achievements in fulfilling the company’s High Five Guiding Principles and demonstrating excellence in healthcare delivery.
Additionally, Haugh was named one of the top 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review and one of Virginia Commonwealth University’s top 10 graduates of the last decade.