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FAH Presents Annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award to Marsha Powers

March 06, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News

Today, the FAH presented Marsh Powers, the CEO, Eastern Region – Coastal Division of Tenet Healthcare, with the 11th annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award.  Powers was honored during the Opening Plenary Session of the FAH Annual Meeting being held in Washington, DC.

Presenter Jerry McKinney, Chairman of the FAH Exposition Advisory Committee, described Powers as, “a unifier who encourages employees at all levels to contribute to enhancing patient care and the patient experience.”

Powers is the CEO of Tenet Health’s Eastern Region – Coastal Division, which encompasses 10 hospital providers spanning South Florida from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties. And just this year – her area of responsibility expanded to hospitals in South Carolina and Massachusetts.

Her dedication to patient care is a big reason why her hospitals have won more than 250 quality awards.

Powers is also active in her community back home and in our industry – serving on the University of Florida board of trustees and the Federation’s Board of Governors.

She 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.

The FAH is honored to present Marsh Powers as the 2016 Corris Boyd Award winner, and extends its thanks for her outstanding work which embodies the ideals the award represents.