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FAH Presents Annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award to Ed Hardin

March 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News

This week the Federation of American Hospitals presented Edmond Hardin, Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Beaumont Health, with the 12th annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award.  Hardin was honored March 5th during the FAH Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Presenter Jerry McKinney, Chairman of the FAH Exposition Advisory Committee, was joined on stage by a special guest – Corris Boyd’s wife, Vanessa.

“This award is given annually in memory of our late friend. Corris Boyd was an exceptional person and an outstanding leader in workplace diversity. This award is our way of keeping his legacy of excellence going and we are so happy to have Vanessa here to take part,” McKinney said.

It has become a tradition to surprise the winner and this year was no different. Mr. Hardin was unaware of the honor until his name was called.

Nominators used words like supportive, leader, mentor and someone committed to excellence to describe Mr. Hardin. As one wrote, “The culture and leadership style he exhibits filters down to his direct supply chain leaders creating a more cohesive Supply Chain business unit.”

But if you talk to those who know Mr. Hardin best they will highlight not only his professional accolades, but his personal attributes. Nominators cited his passion, his desire to see those around him succeed and his dedication to diversity as reasons he deserved to be honored.

He has worked in the health care provider industry for nearly 20 years – specializing in supply chain performance improvement and management solutions. Before taking on his current position at Beaumont Health, Mr. Hardin worked for other influential companies, including CHRISTUS Health, Resource Optimization & Innovation of Mercy Health System, Alvarez & Marsal, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Hardin is an amazing example of what our 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.

FAH is honored to present Ed Hardin as the 2018 Corris Boyd Award winner, and extends its thanks for his outstanding work which embodies the ideals the award represents.