Baldrige Foundation Honors Sister Mary Jean Ryan
April 09, 2014
BALTIMORE, Md. (April 9, 2014) -- Congratulations to SSM Health Care Board Chair Sister Mary Jean Ryan, FSM, for being honored by the Baldrige Foundation on Wednesday with the 2014 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award.
Sister Mary Jean Ryan, FSM
The award, which recognizes leaders who inspire their organizations to achieve performance excellence, was presented at a ceremony at Baldrige's 26th Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md.
"During her 25-year tenure at SSM, Sister Mary Jean has demonstrated visionary leadership that has propelled the health care system to be one of the finest in the nation," said Dr. P. George Benson, Baldrige Foundation board chair. "She is richly deserving of this leadership award."
Under Sister Mary Jean's leadership, SSM became the first health care organization to win the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2002.
"I'm deeply honored to win this award from the Baldrige Foundation," Sister Mary Jean said. "The Baldrige program has been a tremendous asset to SSM. It has been a major contributor to helping us provide outstanding service to our patients and creating a nurturing environment for our employees."