McLeod Health’s Rob Colones Named 2018 Grassroots Champion by AHA

President and Chief Executive Officer of McLeod Health Rob Colones recently won an American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award, a recognition from AHA that celebrates hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community. 

A longtime member of the management team, Rob Colones has served as President and CEO of the organization since 2002. During that time he has served on the Faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Executive Quality Academy and provided leadership as a member of the Quality Committee for the South Carolina Quality Forum Advisory Committee. He also served as the President of the Advisory Board to the South Carolina Quality Forum from 2006 to 2008, chaired the American Heart Association's Pee Dee Heart Walk and served on the United Way of Florence County's Leadership Advisory Panel to the Board. In addition, Colones has served as a member of the Florence-Darlington Technical College Foundation Board and the Board for the Church at Sandhurst. Colones has previously received the Milliken Medal of Quality Award from the South Carolina Quality Forum in 2002, which honors one South Carolinian annually for outstanding contributions in initiating quality in business, and in 2013 won the United Way of Florence County's Ashby P. Lowrimore Award. In 2017, he was named the Champion For Youth by the Boys & Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area.

“It is indeed an honor to receive this recognition,” says Colones. “At McLeod, it is our mission to serve our patients with excellence and to improve the health and well-being of our community. This distinction is the result of the commitment and professionalism of our McLeod Health teams who work tirelessly each day on behalf of those who entrust us with their care.”

12-19-2018 12:18 (EST)