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In the photo (from left to right):  Bob Vento, Senior Vice President of Operations, QHR; Dennis E. Franks, CEO, Neosho Memorial; and, James E. Horrar, President and CEO, QHR. Photo courtesy Neosho Memorial. In the photo (from left to right): Bob Vento, Senior Vice President of Operations, QHR; Dennis E. Franks, CEO, Neosho Memorial; and, James E. Horrar, President and CEO, QHR. Photo courtesy Neosho Memorial.

NEWS RELEASE SUBMITTED BY NEOSHO MEMORIAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: 

Brentwood, Tenn. (June 25, 2013)-- Quorum Health Resources (QHR)announced the winners of the 2013 Excellence in Leadership awards at its AnnualLeadership Conference on June 12, 2013 in Franklin, Tenn.  QHR named CEO Dennis Franks of NeoshoMemorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kansas as the 2013 CEO of the Yearwinner.  Neosho was also named among thetop client hospital performers for leadership in Quality.

As CEO for the past six years, Dennis led Neosho to benamed one of Modern Healthcare's "BestPlaces to Work in Healthcare" for the past four years, among many otheraccolades.  His achievements as CEO arerecognized nationally and one of his most distinguished recognitions includedhis nomination as a 2012 finalist for American Hospital Association's (AHA's)Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award for outstanding leadership of small orrural hospitals.

"Dennis Franks has attained the highest level ofhospital leadership excellence. He is forward thinking and innovative, runseffective hospital operations, and focuses on patient satisfaction and themetrics needed to continuously improve hospital processes to be successful inany healthcare environment," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar."Dennis deserves this recognition and our gratitude for the outstanding workhe does at Neosho on behalf of QHR and their local Board."

Of the Qualityleadership recognition Horrar noted, "Neosho has created a culture of Qualitythat has led to improved processes as well as improved results." 

"QHR is proud of the value and commitment these leadershipteams give to our client hospitals and the communities they serve day in andday out," concluded Horrar.  "Theyserve as great examples of the leadership every hospital CEO and CFO needs tobe successful."

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