South County Health’s Board of Trustees chairperson, Eve Keenan, RN, received the Benjamin R. Sturges Distinguished Service Award for her efforts to ensure quality care of our patients. Eve was recognized at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s (HARI) 85th Annual Meeting where she was described as “compassionate, confident, and a strong leader who is greatly respected.” Eve was nominated and selected for the Service Award based on her dedication and accomplishments toward patient care at South County Health.
Eve’s vision and dedication have made a positive impact on South County Health for nearly a decade. She has served as chairperson of the Board of Trustees since 2011 and championed the development, implementation, and growth of the Palliative Care Program that began in January 2016. Her commitment to that program and her leadership to ensure that patients receive quality care contributed to South County Health’s high patient satisfaction ratings, as reported through Press Ganey.
In developing the Palliative Care program and other initiatives during her tenure, Eve actively engages members of the community to ensure that they have a voice in the discussion, planning, and implementation of programs, true to South County Health’s vision of forging extraordinary relationships with the community.