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STEVEN A. ROSE RECOGNIZED AS GRASSROOTS CHAMPION

By Nanticoke Health Services | May 24, 2013
The American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the Delaware Healthcare Association, awarded Steven A. Rose President/CEO of Nanticoke Health Services, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award. Pictured left to right: Wayne A. Smith, President/CEO of the Delaware Healthcare Association, Steven A. Rose, President/CEO of Nanticoke Health Services, Rich Umbdenstock, President/CEO of the American Hospital Association.

The American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the Delaware Healthcare Association awarded Steven A. Rose, President/CEO of Nanticoke Health Services, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award.  As a 2013 Grassroots Champion Mr. Rose is being recognized for his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.

The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital, and is a tireless advocate for the hospital and its patients.

“We depend upon strong voices like yours to help tell the story of hospitals as cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and CEO.  “This award is a small token of our appreciation for your hard work and dedication to improving health and health care in America.”

The award is presented annually to one individual from each state with winners being chosen by the state association.  The 2013 honorees were recognized at a special Breakfast of Grassroots Champions at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting on April 30, 2013.  Mr. Rose is one of 52 individuals honored this year.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rose joined Nanticoke in July 2008.  Mr. Rose has over 37 years experience in the health care field to include nursing, hospital administration, and serving as Pennsylvania’s Medical State Area Command Executive Officer of the Army National Guard. Mr. Rose holds a master’s degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University and acquired a post-master’s certificate in hospital administration from Villanova University.

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 42,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.

The Delaware Healthcare Association is a statewide trade and membership services organization that exists to represent and serve hospitals, health systems, and related health care organizations in their role of providing a continuum of appropriate, cost-effective, quality care to improve the health of the people of Delaware.

Nanticoke Health Services features an award winning, full-service community hospital. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked number one in Delaware and among America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Critical Care, among the top 5% in the nation for Emergency Medicine for 2012 and 2013 by HealthGrades, Inc. Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for the second year in a row. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III trauma status and includes an expanding interventional cardiology program. Nanticoke is nationally accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 120 active and community affiliate physicians.

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