Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2013 - Stan Gaynor, former President and CEO of Black River Memorial Hospital was one of eight inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 11th annual What's Right in Health Care conference, held October 21-23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
"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. 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® 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.
During Gaynor's tenure, BRMH earned The Jackson Group's top Laureate Award for six consecutive times for employee relations, recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Best Places To Work In Healthcare for three consecutive years, earned the Wisconsin Center For Performance Excellence's Achievement's Mastery Award for business practices, and consistently ranked among the top five percent of hospitals nationally by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for inpatient quality of care.
"I am honored by this acknowledgement, but even more honored to have worked with the staff at Black River Memorial Hospital who is making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Our Excellence Always journey was spurred by our involvement with the Studer Group and that mission continues every day through our medical staff, employees, and volunteers."