Board Member of QHR Hospital Client Receives National Award from Modern Healthcare

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Harold "Hal" Hawk, former chairman of the board of Memorial Hospital in Freemont, Ohio, has been recognized as part of Modern Healthcare's 2010 Trustee of the Year awards program; Hawk received "Honorable Mention" in the Small Hospital category. The award was announced in this week's issue of Modern Healthcare.

His knowledge, expertise and unwavering commitment to Memorial Hospital have been an integral part of its growth and success. We are delighted to see him celebrated in this way.

Harold "Hal" Hawk, former chairman of the board of Memorial Hospital in Freemont, Ohio, has been recognized as part of Modern Healthcare's 2010 Trustee of the Year awards program; Hawk received "Honorable Mention" in the Small Hospital category. The award was announced in this week's issue of Modern Healthcare.

"Hal is incredibly deserving of this recognition," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. "His knowledge, expertise and unwavering commitment to Memorial Hospital have been an integral part of its growth and success. We are delighted to see him celebrated in this way."

Hawk has been a member of Memorial Hospital's Board of Directors since 2000. He was appointed chairman of the board in 2001, after successfully advocating for the construction of Memorial Hospital's 30,000-square-foot Weitzel-Kern Surgical Facility, and its 29,000-square-foot Herbert-Perna Center for Physical Health.

"I've had the pleasure of working with Hal Hawk for the past 15 months. In my experience, Hal is relentless in his commitment to Memorial Hospital and in facilitating a framework that drives us to achieve our desired clinical and financial outcomes," said John Yanes, CEO of Memorial Hospital. "Hal clearly merits this national recognition. His commitment as a board member, business leader and community steward is commendable."

According to Yanes, Hawk's tenure as Memorial Hospital's chairman of the board included an array of challenges, changes and successes. Among many other things, Hawk played an integral part in helping the hospital transition into a management services agreement with QHR. He also led the hospital's search for a new CEO, when its CEO of 16 years stepped down.

Hawk served on Memorial Hospital's board of directors for nine years, and has also served as a member of the hospital's foundation board and operating board. He has held positions including secretary, treasurer and vice chairman, and was elected to two terms as chairman. Hawk continues to serve on Memorial Hospital's Board of Directors and currently chairs the Finance Committee. He serves on other hospital committees and is an active and engaged member of the Freemont community.

QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, with nearly 150 current multi-year clients across the U.S. As a consulting resource, QHR is the seventh largest healthcare management consulting firms in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches more than 10,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.

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