Igniting a Passion for Excellence in Health Care

September 07, 2017

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan is a "fire starter" when it comes to igniting passion for excellence in health care. 

The President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health Care London has been named a 2017 Fire Starter Hall of Fame winner by Studer Group, a health care coaching firm that helps organizations achieve and sustain exceptional improvement in employee and physician engagement, patient experience and clinical outcomes and financial results. St. Joseph's has partnered with Studer on leadership excellence development since 2012.

Induction into the Fire Starter Hall of Fame is the highest award for excellence given by Studer Group. The Fire Starter Hall of Fame award recognizes a leader who, through their dedication and passion, guides and supports an organization's commitment to excellence while keeping the true spirit of an organization alive and flourishing.

Gillian was the only Canadian among six health care leaders selected for the hall of fame this year. The award is given annually in conjunction with Studer Group's best practices conference, What's Right in Health Care, which attracts top-performing health care organizations from the U.S., Canada and Australia. The conference was held Aug. 1-3 in Chicago.

"Gillian epitomizes the essence of the Fire Starter Hall of Fame award," says Bonnie Cochrane, General Manager, Studer Group Canada. "Gillian's passion and determination to make health care better for employees, physicians, patients and the community is inspiring. She is recognized across the country for her dedication to skill development, bringing physician practice and leadership together, and advancing leadership and engagement while fully embracing all health disciplines in teamwork to achieve excellent performance."

Read more about Dr. Gillian Kernaghan's on St. Joseph's website

Read more about the Fire Starter Hall of Fame on Studer Group's website.

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