Hospital executive wins national honor | News

Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn has been awarded the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association (AHA) in recognition of his advocacy and support for hospitals and healthy communities.

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) recognized Glenn for the achievement at its 41st annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan earlier this summer, according to a press release.
The AHA Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials, have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for their hospital, and who are tireless advocates for their hospital and patients, according to the release.

Glenn expressed his appreciation for the award last week.

“It’s neat to be recognized for our work,” he said.

“Mike has done an outstanding job of supporting health care and inspiring others to join him in his support,” said Cassie Sauer, Washington Hospital Association CEO. “His contributions and leadership have helped us make many improvements to our health care landscape, such as through improving funding for mental health services, expanding access to telemedicine, and protecting and improving rural health care. These improvements have made a lasting impact on patient care.”

Glenn’s leadership also supported the Washington Hospital Political Action Committee and the American Hospital Association Political Action Committee, which are political advocacy arms of WSHA and AHA that help elect leaders who understand and care about their local hospitals.

The political action committees also help hospitals and health systems maintain direct contact with their elected officials, supporting patients and the health of their community.
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