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Health care execs win leadership awards

October 15, 2015
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Kent Riddle Mary Free Bed
Kent Riddle. Courtesy Adam Bird Photography

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association has recognized a pair of health care executives in the region during its annual Governance Leadership Forum.

John Mosley, EVP of business development at Spectrum Health, and Kent Riddle, president and CEO of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, were given the 2015 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award this month.

The award recognizes individuals who have provided "exceptional leadership to health care organizations and outstanding commitment to the health and well-being of their communities."

John Mosley

The MHA said Mosley was honored for his "exceptional leadership at Spectrum Health and throughout the Grand Rapids area."

Mosley plays a "central role" in the success of Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities department.

The department helped connect residents more than 600,000 times in 2014 with programs helping Medicaid beneficiaries and their newborns, offering education and training to underserved residents with diabetes and heart disease and a collaborative community effort focused on lowering infant mortality.

Kent Riddle

The MHA said Riddle’s "positive spirit" and personal experience as a family member of a Mary Free Bed patient and "regular visits to patients" promote a "nurturing culture" at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Riddle has created programs to recognize employee contributions, encourages staff to assume active roles in implementing new ideas and includes all staff in annual strategic planning.

He is also overseeing a $66-million expansion and renovation project at the Grand Rapids campus that will double the number of inpatient beds, enabling the treatment of 2,400 more inpatients annually.

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