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QHR Health: Leadership U Graduates Second Cohort

BRENTWOOD, TN – QHR Health, a leading shared service solutions provider for independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, proudly announces the graduation of its second cohort of participants from Leadership U, a seven-month program that identifies and strengthens the next generation of hospital leaders. Graduation will be held October 17-18 at the QHR Health Conference Center in Brentwood, TN.

Leadership U was created to strengthen leadership capabilities in new and potential CEO candidates, increase the talent pipeline of leaders in rural healthcare, and improve staff retention and recruitment. In addition to monthly education led by seasoned healthcare executives, participants engage in one-on-one development sessions with a professional executive coach.

“Leadership development and succession planning are more important than ever to reduce the risks associated with transition, especially while navigating the current healthcare landscape,” said QHR Health CEO Dwayne Gunter. “Leadership U solves for this need and equips participants with the capabilities to successfully lead independent, community hospitals.”

QHR Health graduated its inaugural cohort of Leadership U in 2021, including:

  • Scott Boyes, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Wooster Community Hospital
  • Tom Hood, Chief Operating Officer, King’s Daughters Medical Center
  • Heather Hyler, Chief Nursing Officer, Wilson Medical Center

Less than six months after graduation, 60 percent of the graduates held hospital C-level positions.

Applications for the next Leadership U cohort will open in early 2023. To learn more about the program, contact David Winchester at dwinchester@qhr.com.

About QHR Health

At QHR Health, our focus is strengthening independent community healthcare. For more than 40 years, QHR Health has collaborated with independent hospitals and health systems to ensure that people in communities, ranging from small towns to larger population centers, have local access to quality healthcare services. Through our portfolio of tech-enabled shared services, QHR Health helps independent hospitals outperform their peers in financial, operational and quality metrics through leverage and economies of scale. To learn how, visit QHR.com (https://qhr.com) or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.