Hospital President Rebecca Ryder Recognized as Grassroots Champion
Ryder is one of 52 individuals honored this year
May 10, 2013
From left: Steven Michaud, Maine Hospital Association president; Rebecca Ryder, and Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president.
On April 30, the American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the Maine Hospital Association awarded Rebecca Ryder, president and CEO of Franklin Memorial Hospital with the AHA Grassroots Champion Award. As a 2013 Grassroots Champion, Ryder is being recognized for her exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of her hospital’s mission.
The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize those hospital leaders who: most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community; have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital; and tirelessly advocate for the hospital and its patients.
“We depend upon strong voices like yours to help tell the story of hospitals as cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and CEO. “This award is a small token of our appreciation for your hard work and dedication to improving health and health care in America.”
The award is presented annually to one individual from each state with winners being chosen by the state association. The 2013 honorees were recognized at a special Breakfast of Grassroots Champions at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. Ryder is one of 52 individuals honored this year.
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