awards & recognitions

TMH CEO Honored for Commitment to Leadership Excellence

Brentwood, Tenn. – Quorum Health Resources (QHR) recently announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Leadership awards. George Rohrich, CEO of Memorial Hospital at Craig received the award for Growth in Net Revenue. QHR is the nation’s largest hospital management company and the seventh largest healthcare consulting firm in the United States.

“George Rohrich and the entire leadership team are commended for their commitment to increasing the hospital’s financial stability,” said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. With a new replacement facility that opened in November 2009, the new strategic decisions focused on recapturing lost market resulted in net revenue increasing 23% from 2009 to 2010.”

Board Chair, Missy Bonaker echoed Horrar’s praise. “This award is recognition of an entire organization. I’m deeply proud of the work George and the entire staff at TMH does each day to promote excellence in health care. It acknowledges our successes, which started with the support of our community when we asked to build a new hospital.”

From 2009 to 2010, TMH’s net revenue increased from $19.9 million to over $25 million. Net revenue represents money the hospital collects after deductions and insurance contractual adjustments are made. Rohrich told staff that receiving this award “validates the efforts and hard work that all the staff have been focusing on for over a year.”

  • “We are very proud of Dr. Ellis’s accomplishment,” said George Rohrich, TMH chief executive officer.

Dr. J Scott Ellis Named Certified Physician Executive and New Chief of Staff

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management recently designated Dr. J. Scott Ellis, chief of obstetrics at The Memorial Hospital at Craig, as a certified physician executive. Ellis was also recently named the hospital’s next chief of staff.

“We are very proud of Dr. Ellis’s accomplishment,” said George Rohrich, TMH chief executive officer. “It further demonstrates his commitment to excellence. We are excited about Dr. Ellis’s impending leadership role with the other medical staff, as he brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the organization.”

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management awarded Ellis the certified physician executive status based on his educational achievements, a demonstrated stature as a physician and experience in the field of medical management. Ellis will take over as chief of staff beginning in January 2011.

Print Campaign Recognized by the Colorado Healthcare

DENVER – The Memorial Hospital was presented the Bronze Leaf Award for Excellence in Healthcare Advertising at the annual awards ceremony for Colorado Healthcare Communicators on October 13, 2011. The awards ceremony was held at The Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Denver and recognizes the very best healthcare communication projects in the state.

The Bronze Leaf Award was in recognition for a current print campaign titled My Life. My Memorial. The campaign features stories from local residents and how the healthcare they received at The Memorial Hospital has improved their lives.

“We are very proud of our staff and their commitment to excellent care here at the hospital and at our clinics,” says George Rohrich, Chief Executive Officer. “It’s gratifying when our patients are willing to share their personal stories with others and it’s validated when our marketing is also recognized for excellence.”