Pinson, Ferguson lauded by Tennessee Hospital Associationby Doug Campbell | Oct. 27, 2016, 10:00 AM
The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) honored two people from Vanderbilt University Medical Center with Awards of Excellence at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville last week.
• C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health Systems Officer for VUMC, received the Regional Healthcare Executive of the Year Award for his efforts to develop and organize the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.
• Lynn Ferguson, a volunteer with Vanderbilt University Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her patient advocacy and family engagement efforts.
In all, the THA presented 24 awards in 14 categories, recognizing contributions of a wide range of people associated with health care, from hospital volunteers and frontline staff to trustees and executives.
The THA was established in 1938 as a not-for-profit membership association, to serve as an advocate for hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and the patients they serve. The association also provides education and information for its members, and informs the public about hospitals and health care issues at the state and national levels.