Jerry Price, senior vice president, real estate and construction, Sibley Memorial Hospital, was awarded this year’s prestigious Robert L. Sloan Leadership Award by the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA). Named in honor of the former president and CEO of Sibley, the Robert L. Sloan Leadership Award is presented to a senior level individual from one of the DCHA’s member hospitals. The award recipient is selected by the DCHA Board based on having demonstrated the qualities of leadership inspired by Mr. Sloan.
According to the DCHA, the award is given to those who demonstrate impeccable and sound leadership skills; a commitment to foster successful relationships and partnerships in the D.C. health care community; high personal integrity and professional excellence; and significant and positive contributions to benefit both the institution and the health care community as a whole. During his 31 years at Sibley, Jerry has consistently demonstrated these qualities. As chief operating officer for 25 years and in his current position, he worked to transition Sibley from a small community hospital to a state-of-the-art facility that will serve the growing community.
Grace Daniels, manager, case coordination, Sibley Memorial Hospital, received the DCHA’s Commitment to Excellence Award. This award is presented to a hospital employee for demonstrating commitment to providing consistent leadership and support for patients, staff and the hospital. Grace received the award for her deep compassion and remarkable sense of what people need—whether a patient, volunteer, physician or staff member.
Jo Ellen Harris, director, patient safety and quality improvement, Sibley Memorial Hospital, picked up the DCHA’s Special Quality Award for her role in the DC-HARP (District of Columbia - Healthcare Facility Antibiotic Resistance Prevalence) study. This important study, the first of its kind in D.C., measured the incidence of a certain deadly bacteria in several D.C. hospitals.
Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, located in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic, skilled nursing inpatient services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus is also home to Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices, as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. For more information, visit www.sibley.org.