GBMC Healthcare President & CEO Honored with Baldrige Foundation’s Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award

GBMC Healthcare President & CEO Honored

GBMC Healthcare President & CEO Honored with Baldrige Foundation’s Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award

Baltimore, MD – GBMC Healthcare President & CEO John B. Chessare, MD, MPH is the 2022 recipient of the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award from the Baldrige Foundation.

The Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award recognizes role-model leaders from across the U.S. who challenge, encourage and empower others to achieve performance excellence.  Leaders from all business sectors are considered. The Baldrige Foundation supports organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world.

The Synergy Organization, the Award’s Founding Sponsor and Creator, developed the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award in 2013 in close collaboration with the Baldrige Foundation.  This prestigious annual award was created in honor of Harry S. Hertz, PhD.  Dr. Hertz was the Director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program until retiring in 2013.  He was recognized for demonstrating the Baldrige Core Values and Leadership Behaviors: visionary leadership, customer-focused excellence, valuing people, organizational learning, and agility, managing for innovation, management by fact, societal responsibility, ethics, and transparency, delivering value and results, and a systems perspective.

The Baldrige Foundation considers nominees from across the nation for this prestigious award. The nominees’ leadership and achievements are carefully considered, including how they lead their organizations and inspire their teams to achieve high performance, and their accomplishments as promoters for excellence throughout the Baldrige community.

The Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award will be formally presented to Dr. Chessare as part of the annual National Quest for Excellence Conference on April 5, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

About The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Baldrige Foundation is the private-sector partner of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) in the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the US Department of Commerce.  Its mission is to ensure the long-term financial viability of BPEP and to support organizational performance excellence.

About GBMC Healthcare

For more than 50 years, GBMC has been known as an outstanding hospital and a staple of exemplary community care. GBMC is proud to have earned a reputation as labor and delivery experts, and as a site of excellence for surgery and specialty medical care, but GBMC HealthCare has evolved with the growing needs of the community. Far more than a hospital, GBMC HealthCare has transformed itself by designing a system of care that is accountable, with patients, for their health from birth to the end of life. The GBMC HealthCare System includes Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Gilchrist and GBMC HealthPartners.

About The Synergy Organization

Recognized as the first Evidence-Based Executive Search®, Executive Assessment and Consulting Firm on the Baldrige Journey, The Synergy Organization is proud to serve as the Creator and Founding Sponsor of the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award.  This prestigious award seeks to ensure the long-term success of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program by identifying World-Class leaders who personify the Baldrige Core Values and Leadership Behaviors.  The award also represents The Synergy Organization’s longstanding commitment to “giving back” to this country.

The Synergy Organization has been described by its client partners as the “eHarmony of healthcare executive search and assessment firms” because of its blended application of validated psychological testing, formal research studies yielding Predictive Analytics of world-class leaders, and proprietary Synergy Screening System®.  These proven capabilities enable the firm to apply science and most accurately recruit and select extraordinary leaders who are systematically matched to their client partners’ unique needs.  The firm is proud to be celebrating 33 years of providing service with its loyal client partners around the country.

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