Marcia Dial Honored by American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association has named Marcia Dial, CEO of Scotland County Hospital, as a runner up for the AHA's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. Shirley Ann Munroe was an advocate for small and rural hospitals and was instrumental in the creation of the AHA's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals, a forum working to support small and rural hospitals as they improve their community's health. The award is sponsored by the AHA's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals and the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET). It is presented annually to a hospital administrator or chief executive officer who has displayed outstanding leadership in meeting the ongoing challenge of small or rural hospital management Marcia Dial serves as CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. and was recognized for her leadership and vision. Scotland County Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access hospital in a remote part of Northeast Missouri and serves as a vital health link to those in the surrounding community. Dial has been with the hospital for over 35 years and has served as CEO since 1988. During that time she has helped the hospital grow through improved cardiovascular offerings, the creation of a women’s center and successful recruiting campaigns that address the hospital’s unique workforce needs. The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 38,000 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.