The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) presented Sally Hurt-Deitch, RN, FACHE, Market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence with the 10th annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award. Sally was honored during the Opening Session of the FAH Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC on February 29, 2016.
The Corris Boyd Leadership Award is given annually and honors an individual or company that has made an outstanding contribution in fostering leadership in the health care industry.
Sally was honored for her work inside The Hospitals of Providence and in her community and was described by presenter Lisa Thompson-May, Chairman of the FAH Exposition Advisory Committee as “an exceptional leader who is an ambassador for the healthcare profession, whenever and wherever she speaks.”
As a nurse by trade, Sally understands what it means to be in the trenches and to provide care for both patients and their families. She serves as CEO of El Paso’s largest health care system and is often seen walking the floors of the hospitals talking with team members, patients and their families to ensure patients receive the best care possible and her staff is equipped with the tools to make this a reality.
Her work extends beyond The Hospitals of Providence as she understands the importance of giving back to the community and giving support to organizations that share a common vision to move health forward and improve the health and wellbeing of El Pasoans.
Sally is also a mentor working not only with those who want to pursue careers in health care, but other youth in the El Paso area.
Being a mother of a son with Autism has given Sally a unique understanidng of how someone with a disability can contribute to an organization. In August of 2015, Sally shared her personal story when she gave a TED Talk about raising her son Liam. Sally is an amazing example of what the healthcare industry strives to achieve.
The Corris Boyd Leadership Award honors an individual or company that has made an outstanding contribution in fostering leadership in the health care industry.
The FAH established the Corris Boyd Leadership in 2007 to honor the late Corris Boyd, who spent his career working with hospital management companies and group purchasing organizations. Corris Boyd committed his life to diversity and excellence in health care. He believed that leadership development is crucial to success and was devoted to the success of minority- and women-owned business enterprises