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MRMC CEO named Grassroots Champion


Ocala, FL - April 24, 2012

Munroe Regional Medical Center President and CEO, Steve Purves, was recently named by the American Hospital Association as Florida’s 2012 Grassroots Champion.

According to a recent press release, The American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the state hospital associations, awarded 52 individuals, one person from each state, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award.

As a 2012 Grassroots Champion these individuals are recognized for their leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition from the American Hospital Association,” Purves said.  “I do not consider this an individual award, it is a team award, and I am proud to share it with all of our board members, employees, physicians, volunteers and community citizens that have helped over the past year in our advocacy efforts.”

Munroe Regional Medical Center is 421-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital.

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and CEO, said the healthcare industry depends on such individuals.

“We depend upon strong local voices to help tell the story of hospitals as cornerstones of the communities they serve,” Umbdenstock said in a press release. “This award is a small token of our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of these individuals to improving health and healthcare in America.”