Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene earns national award for community leadership
November 21, 2013 | Jacksonville, FL
Modern Healthcare magazine has announced Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene as the winner of its 2013 Community Leadership Award. The magazine began this recognition last year to honor healthcare executives for their efforts to improve the health and well-being of people in their communities. Nominations were accepted for several months and Modern Healthcare editorial leaders chose 10 finalists from the national pool of nominees. Profiles of each of the 10 finalists were posted on the Modern Healthcare website and online votes were accepted between Aug. 5 and Sept. 20. The overall winner was chosen by a combination of online voting and nomination review by senior editors at Modern Healthcare.
“I see this award not as a personal recognition as much as a reflection of our mission at Baptist and the fulfillment of our community social responsibility,” Greene said.
Hugh Greene has dedicated countless hours to community service, serving in leadership roles on numerous boards, including the Sulzbacher Center, United Way of Northeast Florida, the University of North Florida, and JAX Chamber.
He was the founding chair of JaxCare, a program for the working uninsured and, as chair of the Sulzbacher Center Board, he received the Excellence in Healthcare Award for his efforts on behalf of the homeless. Additional awards include the 2006 Leadership Jacksonville Community Trustee Award, 2012 OneJax Humanitarian Award, and the 2013 University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business Distinguished Business Leader Award.
“Hugh is a trusted community leader and is always at the table when the most important issues in our community are being discussed,” said Baptist Health Board of Directors Chair Robert Hill Jr..