Ronda Wilson has been awarded the American Hospital Association (AHA) 2011 Grassroots Champion Award.
Wilson, Director of Marketing, Georgetown Hospital System received this prestigious, national award that recognizes health care leaders throughout the United States for their service to their community and for successfully promoting the hospital's mission.
The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively education elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital's vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital, and is a tireless advocate for the hospital and its patients. The award is given by the AHA, in partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association.
"We depend upon strong voices like yours to help tell the story of hospitals as cornerstones of the communities they serve," said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and chief executive officer. "This award is a small token of our appreciation for your hard work and dedication to improving health and health care in America."
The 2011 honorees were recognized at a special Breakfast of Grassroots Champions at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 12. Wilson is one of 52 individuals being honored this year.
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.