David Storto, president of Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from MHA. Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to which all healthcare provider leaders aspire.
The nominees this year were Storto; Win Brown, the CEO of Heywood Healthcarre; and Ed Moore, the CEO of Harrington Health System.
Since 1998, Storto has created and developed Partners Continuing Care as a unique, fully integrated and cohesive post-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare. The system manages access and care across the continuum of inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation and homecare under a single management and governance system.
In his nomination submission for Storto, Partners Continuing Care Board Chair Scott Schoen said, “I have marveled at David’s ability to have the vision to steadfastly focus on large scale strategic projects while never losing sight of the personal connections that make this work so meaningful. At the same time no matter the scale of issues faced, David never allows any of us to lose sight of the human connections necessary to do this work, whether personally advocating for persons with disabilities to have greater inclusion opportunities or a sharp focus on the patient quality metrics such as safety and environment of care.”
The William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award was created to embody the spirit of William Lane, who led Holy Family Hospital in Methuen for many years. The award recognizes professional excellence, outstanding achievements, innovative accomplishments, extraordinary compassion in caring for patients, success in overcoming barriers, and exemplary contributions to effective advocacy on behalf of hospitals, patients, and the healthcare system.