WINNER ANNOUNCED – 2016 HARRY S. HERTZ
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Baldrige Foundation is pleased to announce the
recipient of the 2016 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award. This year’s winner is John
- Heer, Jr. Former President and CEO of North Mississippi Health Services,
“We are proud to recognize John for his exemplary leadership,” said Al Faber,
President and CEO of the Baldrige Foundation. “He is the only leader to serve as
CEO of three recipient organizations of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. John is a servant leader who has delivered unprecedented value and results to the organizations he has led. He clearly demonstrates role-model behaviors that are consistent with the core values of the Baldrige Framework.”
“People are the core of any business,” noted Heer. “As leaders, we have to harness the hearts and minds of our employees and other staff to provide “world-class” service to our customers and to produce the highest quality product possible. If we can do those three things, we’ll have great financial results and business growth
will occur. What I like about the Baldrige Criteria is that they force you to focus on these “right things”, thus creating role-model performance.” John attributes his receiving the HSHLA Award to a servant leadership philosophy, a relentless focus on people, and utilization of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.
Some of the achievements the organizations John has led include: Fortune Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work For” list three years in a row, achieved 99th percentile in employee engagement, achieved 90th percentile physician satisfaction scores, achieved 99th percentile customer satisfaction scores, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals list and Everest Award Winner, the AHA/McKesson Quest for Quality award, the
Verispan list of the top 100 Integrated HealthCare Networks, VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, the Modern Healthcare Top Health Systems list, the USA Today/Rochester Institute of Technology Quality Cup Award, double-digit financial improvement and significant business growth. His most recent organization was
the first healthcare company to receive the Baldrige Award twice. John has presented his servant leadership approach and leadership system to dozens of organizations from around the country and globe.
The 2016 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award will be presented at The 28th Annual Quest for Excellence®
About the Award
The Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award was established in 2013 to recognize individuals who demonstrate exemplar behaviors consistent with Baldrige Core Values.
The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
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