Brian D. Burnside, FACHE, was named the recipient of the Iowa Hospital Association’s Young Executive Achievement Award. Mr. Burnside, who is the chief executive officer, of the Wayne County Hospital, accepted the award at the Chair’s Reception of the Iowa Hospital Association’s Annual meeting held October 7th at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines.
Established in 1984, the Young Executive Achievement Award was created to recognize up-and-coming health care executives, age 40 or younger, who have made a significant contribution to health care in the state of Iowa. The Selection Committee reviews appropriate documentation for all nominees and base their decision upon supporting letters detailing specific achievements.
Mr. Burnside was described as passionate, principled, community-oriented and highly respected. A senior health network executive said that every decision made by this executive is in the spirit of supporting the mission and values of the hospital.
Over the past year, Mr. Burnside has mentored a number of hospital leaders to higher levels of performance and greater organizational responsibility, providing them with opportunities to showcase their strengths, the education and tools to make good decisions, and a positive working relationship to increase their comfort as emerging leaders.
A fellow hospital CEO commented that Mr. Burnside has a true passion for rural Iowa health care and a powerful vision for providing health care services to his local community. And a community leader said he is amazed at all the accomplishments Mr. Burnside has achieved in the relatively short period he has been leading the hospital.
This award is presented each year to an Iowa hospital or health system CEO who has demonstrated notable achievement in administration of the organization, and who has contributed to the broader areas of health care or health policy.