Lisa Church is a leader who gets things done. Church, executive director of the Bothwell Foundation & Communications, was recently honored with Bothwell Regional Health Center’s Leader of the Year award. This is the second year the award has been given.
“We wanted to recognize those leaders who are proud of the work they do and who proactively focus on success,” said Bothwell President and CEO John Dawes. “As executive director of Bothwell’s Foundation & Communications Department, she focuses on both the success of her department as well as the organization as a whole. She sets an excellent example for her team, and we are very fortunate to have her here at Bothwell.”
Over the past 12 months, Church coordinated and directed Bothwell’s efforts for the Sedalia Showcase as well as ribbon-cuttings, dedications and donor, public and employee open houses for the Healing Arts Center, Bothwell OB/GYN Associates and for the Canon Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Care. In January, she assumed the mantle of Foundation executive director and worked to streamline two departments into one cohesive unit.
Nominated by her entire department, Church was recognized for being a professional and caring “face of Bothwell.”
“From the people who call her looking for a physician to the members of the media who need help on a story to the family member lost in the hallway, Lisa is always ready to offer assistance,” Dawes said. “Her pride in Bothwell and our Foundation is evident in her demeanor, in her conversations and in the quality of work she does as the executive director of Bothwell’s Foundation & Communications.”
Seven other Bothwell leaders were nominated for the award: Ja Hickman, RN, Resource Management; Lisa Irwin, Human Resources; Sue Kitto, RN, Orthopedics; Jeff McGraw, Medical Records; Rose McMullin, RN, Critical Care Unit/Progressive Care Unit; Susan Newsom, Bothwell Health Center – Truman Lake; and Rosemary Rundlett, RN, Home Health.