The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) honored recipients of the 2013 Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards. Held during the FHA Annual Meeting, the Celebration of Service Awards recognizes industry leaders who have contributed to the mission of delivering high quality health care. The awards focus on individual and team achievements and are selected by FHA leadership and a team of judges outside of Florida.
"It is my honor to congratulate all nominees and winners of this year's Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards," said Bruce Rueben, FHA president. "The hospitals and caregivers recognized are a testament to the increasing commitment of providers all around our state to deliver the highest quality care to their patients and communities."
The Spirit of Advocacy Award was renamed this year, in honor of Ralph Glatfelter, longtime health care advocate. Glatfelter served as senior vice president of the FHA for 35 years.
FHA's highest honor, the Award of Merit, was presented to Lance Anastasio, former president/CEO of Winter Haven, for his 38 years of leadership and dedication to improving health care delivery.
Awards of recognition include:
Award of Merit
Lance Anastasio, former President/CEO
Winter Haven Hospital
Ralph Glatfelter Spirit of Advocacy
A. Hugh Greene, President/CEO
Trustee of the Year
Caregiver of the Year
Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital
Best Florida Hospital Workplace (under 150 beds)
Bert Fish Medical Center
Best Florida Hospital Workplace (over 150 beds)
St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside
Community Benefit Achievement (under 150 beds)
LifeStream Behavioral Center
Community Benefit Achievement (over 150 beds)
Arnold Palmer's Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families
Innovation of the Year in Patient Care (under 150 beds)
South Lake Hospital
Innovation of the Year in Patient Care (over 150 beds)
All Children's Hospital
Quality and Patient Safety Leadership (under 150 beds)
Nemours Children's Hospital
Quality and Patient Safety Leadership (over 150 beds)
Miami Children's Hospital
View the winner profiles online.