Baptist Health Trustee Richard Sisisky Named 2015 Trustee of the Year by Florida Hospital Association
October 13, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
Richard Sisisky, a trustee for Baptist Health, was honored as a 2015 Trustee of the Year at the annual Florida Hospital Association (FHA) Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards dinner in Orlando on October 8.
The program recognized a total of 14 hospitals and individuals across the state who have achieved notable accomplishments and had significant impacts on their local communities.
Sisisky was recognized as a passionate leader who is focused on the delivery of better health care in north Florida. Through his work, Sisisky helped define the recently announced affiliation between Baptist Health, Flagler Hospital and Southeast Georgia Health System, a highly integrated network of locally governed, not-for-profit hospitals serving contiguous markets called Coastal Community Health. He was recognized for his role in creating the Baptist-JCA Wellness Connexion, which offers members of the Jewish Community Alliance and patients of Baptist Primary Care free health coaching and wellness services. He also was recognized for his generosity in creating the Sisisky-Kleppinger Lecture Series to raise community awareness of the unique health care issues facing women.
Sisisky has been a highly involved member of governance at Baptist Health since 2002. “Richard is an extraordinarily engaged and visionary leader who is involved in every aspect of governance at Baptist Health,” said Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene. “In addition to his many board leadership roles, Richard is chairing our health system’s comprehensive campaign with a focus on securing our future for generations to come.”
“I am truly honored to be selected as a Trustee of the Year by the FHA,” said Richard Sisisky. “Knowing that I am playing a role in helping Baptist Health improve the health of the greater Jacksonville community is extremely rewarding.”