Hospital association recognizes Ky. hospitals
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (June 21, 2012) The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Gala on May 23, at the 83rd Annual KHA Convention in Louisville. KHA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, was bestowed upon Stephen L. Meredith, chief executive officer of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. The award is presented to individuals who have given exceptional service to the Association and demonstrated outstanding leadership in the health care field.
KHA’s Award of Excellence was presented to Dennis Meyers, president and chief executive officer of Manchester Memorial Hospital. The Award of Excellence is a prestigious award given to individuals who have made significant contributions to health care in Kentucky and to KHA.
The Association also recognized three hospital board members with this year’s Health Care Governance Leadership Award – Dr. Dallas Blankenship, Georgetown Community Hospital; Sheree Gilliam, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford; and Gregg Thornton, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington. This award recognizes individuals who have had a positive and sustainable impact on the quality of care in their community.
About the Kentucky Hospital Association: KHA was established in 1929. The Association represents hospitals, related health care organizations and integrated health care systems dedicated to sustaining and improving the health status of the citizens of Kentucky. The Association is headquartered in Louisville.