On Thursday, February 23, Memorial Health recognized the organization’s longest standing board member, Dennis (Denny) Stone, for his 20-year tenure. Stone was invited to join the Memorial Health Board of Trustees in December 2003 and has served as both Chair and Vice-Chair, before completing his final term this month.
Commenting on Stone’s service and contributions, Chip Hubbs, Memorial CEO/President shares, “Through forward-thinking, fiercely independent leadership, Memorial Health has bucked national trends and established an impressive record of growth over the last two decades. During his countless hours of service, Denny guided key strategic decisions, placing the hospital in a position of strength, able to adapt to the changing health care needs of our community. Memorial has flourished through a well-orchestrated plan of business growth and strategic partnerships, in large part due to his leadership. The entire Memorial Health organization extends our congratulations and appreciation to Denny for his dedication over the last 20 years. He is an amazing leader, role model, and friend.”
In 2020, the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) announced Stone as a recipient of one of its annual leadership awards. Stone was presented with the OHA Dr. Eli Crew Community Service Excellence Award, in recognition for his support of the health care industry.
A celebration for Stone and his family was held during the Memorial Health Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday. In addition, Memorial Hospital recognized Stone with the naming of the Stone Meeting Room on the first floor of the Memorial Inpatient Pavilion, dedicated in October 2020.
Memorial will welcome Kim Cutler as a new board member during its March meeting.