The Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum will honor New Roseland Community Hospital President & CEO Tim Egan with the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives Regents Healthcare Leadership Award on Tuesday, February 28. Egan, a Morton College alumni and two-year member of the Panther basketball team, will receive the award at the ACHE/CHEF Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
“Tim's leadership of The New Roseland reaches out beyond the walls of the hospital to engage the community every day,” Dr. Rupert A. Evans, Chairman of the New RCH Board of Directors, said.
“He has created a 5 Pillar Strategic Plan that emphasizes Patients, Physicians, Employees, Community, and Collaborations.”
Egan has led a difficult restructuring of the Southside Safety Net Hospital since July of 2013. Since taking over the reins of leadership Egan has led efforts to implement a complete Electronic Health Records conversion, brought in new medical equipment, stabilized finances, increased employment, and instilled a new pride in all the stakeholders of The New RCH.
Egan, who also serves as a Commissioner on the Roseland Medical District (RMD), has created a family atmosphere among the doctors, employees and patients. He is well known for his visits on holidays with his four sons when they pass out cupcakes and cookies to everyone working, visiting, and being cared for in the hospital.
“Tim brings a lot of energy to his leadership role,” Evans continued. “He has created an annual Back to School Healthfair, the Annual Operation Warm: Roseland has given away thousands of winter coats to kids, every Thanksgiving families receive turkeys, and hundreds of kids get a brand new toy every holiday season.”
Egan has earned the respect of his peers, patients, and providers.
“Tim’s work ethic is amazing,” New RCH Hospitalist Dr. K. Khan said. “He leads by example by being in the hospital morning, noon, and night and on the weekends and holidays. His dedication is contagious.”