October 8, 2004

VUH chief Urmy lands THA award

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Norman Urmy

VUH chief Urmy lands THA award

The Tennessee Hospital Association has recognized Norman Urmy, executive vice president for Clinical Affairs and executive director of Vanderbilt University Hospital, with one of its top honor.

Urmy was presented with the Meritorious Service Award for Chief Executive Officer at the organization’s 66th annual meeting held in Nashville Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The award is presented to a hospital chief executive who has demonstrated leadership and exemplary service to the health care field.

“I was honored to be recognized by an organization that I believe in so strongly,” Urmy said. “I’m also grateful for the support and confidence of my colleagues at Vanderbilt who nominated me.”

“Norman has been a leader for Vanderbilt and the Nashville community, and he was an outstanding choice for this recognition,” said Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs. “Under his guidance, Vanderbilt has seen staff and patient satisfaction rise, as well as the cost-effectiveness of care.”