Kim Hollon, president & CEO of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, was presented with the prestigious 2018 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from MHA at the association’s annual meeting last Thursday.
Each year MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who demonstrates outstanding efforts on behalf of his or her organization, passionate commitment to its mission, and outstanding work in the broader healthcare community. The Lane Award winner must also demonstrate innovative and positive leadership, and extraordinary advocacy to achieve healthcare access and high-quality, safe care for all.
Boston Medical Center President & CEO Kate Walsh, who served as MHA Board Chair over the past year, presented the award to Hollon.
Hollon is credited with building his system’s pediatric, oncology, and orthopedic services; markedly reducing the hospital’s sentinel events by more than 80%; building employee morale through benchmarking and recognition programs, as well as instituting wellness programs for staff; and partnering across the care continuum to improve the health of the communities Signature Healthcare serves.
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. Lane received the inaugural Award in 2004 to honor his 30 years of exceptional and ardent executive leadership.