Paula Meskan, River’s Edge Hospital CEO Honored for Demonstrating What’s Right in Health Care®

Recognized for positively impacting the healthcare industry and patients across the care continuum

Paula Meskan, CEO at River’s Edge Hospital receives the Healthcare Hero Award from Huron Group President and COO Mark Hussey.


CHICAGO, IL (August 9, 2022) –  River’s Edge Hospital CEO Paula Meskan received the Huron Healthcare Hero Award for being a healthcare industry difference maker. The award was presented by Huron, a global professional services firm, during its 20th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference in Chicago on August 8-10, 2022.

“Paula is more than the CEO of River’s Edge Hospital.  She is a leader who truly cares about the people in the organization and the community members our employees take care of.  She is a leader is leading the charge and making sure the front line has everything they need to be safe and successful,” said Stephanie Holden, Chief Experience Officer.

“Paula embodies what it means to be a healthcare hero,” said Debbie Ritchie, managing director at Huron. “Paula is a leader in their community and continues to improve their healthcare organization and the patient experience. I congratulate Her on this outstanding achievement.”

In the year that Paula has been the CEO, she has strengthened community partnerships and is focused on expanding collaborative partnerships with other healthcare organizations that will help strengthen the hospital and to expand the services offered to the rural community in which River’s Edge Hospital healthcare industry.

Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, these individuals are helping their organizations fulfill their mission and serving their communities. They live the values of their organizations and have significantly impacted results related to enhancing the patient experience, employee and physician engagement, improving the organization with innovative ideas, and providing outstanding service to improve the health within their communities. Individuals from across the industry were encouraged to nominate a peer or colleague at any level and in any department of their healthcare organization.

What’s Right in Health Care is an annual event where healthcare professionals connect, learn and share success stories to develop the expertise needed to build a culture that will propel their organization forward, create sustained clinical and operational improvements, and expand leadership skills.

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