Jim Kingsbury, president and chief executive officer of UC Health, received the Ohio Hospital Associationís highest recognition, the Donald R. Newkirk Award, at the associationís annual dinner in Columbus Tuesday, June 11.
The Newkirk Award recognizes a leader who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the health care field in Ohio.
"I am deeply honored and very grateful to receive this award and am truly blessed to have an incredible partner in my wife, Gwen, whose support is immeasurable, and wonderfully bright, creative and inspiring colleagues who helped achieve the successes and instill the values that this award recognizes,Ē said Kingsbury.
Kingsbury, a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, is UC Healthís first chief executive officer and was appointed to the post in August 2010. He led the creation of UC Health and its affiliation and integration with the University of Cincinnati.