Kadlec Board Chair Named National Hospital Trustee of the Year

Bill Moffitt, the chair of the Kadlec Health System and Kadlec Medical Center Board of Directors, has earned a prestigious national award for hospital trustees. Modern Healthcare magazine has named Moffitt one of its 2007 Trustees of the Year. The magazine honors two hospital board members in categories for large and smaller hospitals. Moffitt earned runner-up recognition in the large hospital category.  Since 1999, he has served on the volunteer Kadlec Medical Center Board of Trustees, and has been board chair since 2002. Under his leadership, the medical center has: "¢ developed into a regional referral center. Kadlec has grown its monthly gross revenues from $8 million, to $30 million a month today. Kadlec's employee workforce has also doubled during this time. Moffitt's leadership has also seen Kadlec put $150 million into new and updated facilities into past and current building projects, including the $71.8 million North Tower that is set to open next year. "¢ built collaborative partnerships, such as a $2 million donation to Columbia Basin Community College to build a state of the art $13 million Health Science Center dedicated to training the next generation of health care professionals.  "¢ raised over $100,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina within days of the storm battering the Gulf Coast and sent a team of employees to provide relief months after the story was no longer front page news. "¢ and it is his leadership and personal integrity in leading the board and medical staff to focus the medical center on striving to continually improve patient safety and quality. After a distinguished career as a senior executive with the Westinghouse Corporation, Bill retired in Pasco, and turned his energies to volunteer service to the community. Bill has served as chair of the Columbia Basin College Foundation, was a founding member of the Three Rivers Community Foundation, and worked as a full-time volunteer at the Richland Baptist Church.

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