Guest Post by Ron Graves, Board Chairman for Saint Alphonsus Health System
It’s a pleasure to see the Saint Alphonsus Health System’s leadership recognized for the hard work and integrity that keeps our hospital system strong.
Along with the rest of the board of directors for Saint Alphonsus Health System, I am delighted to see our CEO, Sally Jeffcoat, honored as a 2013 CEO of Influence by the Idaho Business Review. Sally joins rare company; only four area CEOs were honored, from all walks of corporate life.
According to the IBR, the CEOs are chosen after a nomination and review process that includes a panel of business leaders and past honorees. It’s no walk in the park. Reviewers are looking for elements of leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, community involvement and financial performance, to name a few of the criteria.
I’ll quote IBR Publisher Sean Evans here, from a story about the awards: “These are the business leaders in our state,” said Evans. “Not only do they represent the top tier of our business community, they make a difference in Idaho. They are pillars in our communities and represent what this award is all about.”
For this year’s list, Sally joins Bea Black, from the Women’s and Children’s Alliance; Tim Bundgard of Pioneer Title; Jim Cleary of MWI Veterinary Supply and Bob Lokken, the CEO of White Cloud Analytics.
I know from my experience with Sally that she sets the bar high here at Saint Alphonsus Health System, encouraging us to maintain a rigorous and robust devotion to our mission of providing health and healing close to home.
It’s been a busy year for our hospital system, and I know I speak for all our board members when I say this award is well deserved. I hope you’ll join me in wishing Sally, along with the other honorees, all the best, and congratulations on the award as a CEO of Influence for 2013.