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Kadlec Earns National Award for Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare

Nashville, TN, August 22, 2011. The executive team at Kadlec Regional Medical Center has earned prestigious national recognition by HealthLeaders Media, as one of its Top Leadership Teams in Health Care for 2011.

The Top Leadership Teams in Health Care award program is in its eighth year. The program is designed to celebrate the outstanding teamwork that occurs in health care organizations each day, to share what makes top leadership teams successful, and to encourage other health care leaders to learn more from the best practices of top leadership teams. This year, HealthLeaders Media recognized outstanding leadership teamwork at three hospitals and one medical group practice.

“The Top Leadership Teams program was founded on the premise that the core value for every successful health care organization must be teamwork—this year’s winners certainly demonstrate that concept,” says Gienna Shaw, a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media, who oversaw this year’s program.

The 2011 winners are:

• Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ, for Large Hospitals and Health Systems

• Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Tri-Cities, WA, for Community and Mid-Sized Hospitals (hospitals between 100 and 500 beds in size)

• Johnson County Community Hospital, Mountain City, TN, for Small Hospitals

• ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, Tarrytown, NY, for Medical Group Practices

“Everyone involved in selecting this year’s winners was so impressed with the hard work that these leadership teams did to make significant changes at their organizations. Each one has a compelling and unique story—but their experiences also hold lessons for all health care organizations that want to improve their patients’ experience, the quality and patient safety of their clinical care, and their business operations,” Shaw said.

Winners are judged on the team’s overall leadership culture, its ability to overcome challenges, and its ability to demonstrate successes that result from outstanding leadership teamwork.

“It goes without saying that this is a tremendous honor for us,” said Davidson Wood, board chair of Kadlec Health System. “Led by Rand Wortman, Kadlec is blessed to have a terrific team of leaders, as well as a highly-skilled staff. This honor is a tribute to everyone who is a part of the Kadlec family.”

Only one winner per category receives this national honor each year. This year, the categories included:

  • Large Hospitals and Health Systems (500 or more licensed beds)
  • Community and Mid-Sized Hospitals (100–499 licensed beds)
  • Small Hospitals (fewer than 100 licensed beds)
  • Medical Group Practices (physician-owned, single- or multi-specialty groups employing 25 or more physicians)


The winning organizations will be profiled in the October issue of HealthLeaders magazine. For more information about the winners, go to:

About Kadlec
Kadlec Regional Medical Center is the referral center for southeast Washington and northeast Oregon offering a comprehensive scope of health services including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology and neonatal intensive care. Other key services provided at Kadlec include neurosurgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, an advanced breast care center and one of the northwest’s most advanced digital outpatient imaging centers.
Kadlec is a locally owned, locally governed not-for-profit health system serving patients of the Tri-Cities and surrounding region.

HealthLeaders Media
HealthLeaders Media, a division of HCPro, is a leading multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of health care executives and professionals. As an integrated media company, HealthLeaders Media includes HealthLeaders magazine,, the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, HealthLeaders Media Rounds events, HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs reports, and California HealthFax. All entities may be found online at

The HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit is the premier source for executive health care business research, and is powered by the HealthLeaders Media Council, made up of select members of the HealthLeaders Media audience of more than 240,000 health care executives. HealthLeaders magazine, awarded 2010 Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Health Care Publication Editors, is the premiere resource for information on management trends, innovations, market strategies, and organizational development for more than 40,000 health care executives and senior decision-makers every month. Award-winning is the health care industry’s destination of choice for online news and analysis.

HealthLeaders Media is the winner of 16 awards in 2011 from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the American Society of Health Care Publication Editors (ASHPE) including:

  • 2 Gold Awards for Breakthroughs (Best Digital Magazine)
  • Best Original Research: HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey
  • Best Feature Series: HealthLeaders Service Lines