Quint Studer Named

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Quint Studer Named One of 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare

Gulf Breeze, Fla. (August 27, 2008) – Quint Studer, founder and CEO of Pensacola-based Studer Group, a preeminent outcomes firm assisting healthcare organizations in the United Sates, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand attain and sustain high performance results, was recently named one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” for 2008 by Modern Healthcare, the healthcare industry’s leading source of news and information in the U.S. The recognition came from an online vote of more than 500,000 people.

“As this list is the result of an industry-wide vote, it’s clear that Quint’s impact is fully appreciated,” said BG Porter, president of Studer Group. “Quint serves as a wonderful example of dedication, innovation and leadership to the healthcare industry. His work has ignited passion among those serving in healthcare and his expertise has dramatically improved patient care in this complex industry.”

The 2008 list of honorees also includes esteemed leaders in the national healthcare arena such as president George W. Bush; Steve Case, co-founder, America Online, founder, chairman, CEO of Revolution Health Group; Bill Gates, co-founder, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, board chairman, Microsoft Corp.; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California; John Ferguson, president, CEO, Hackensack University Medical Center; and Wayne Smith, chairman, president, CEO, Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee.

“I am honored to receive Modern Healthcare’s gracious recognition,” said Mr. Studer. “My hope is to continually work to make healthcare a better place for employees to work, for physicians to practice medicine and for patients and families to receive care.”

Today, Mr. Studer’s classroom is one of the largest in the healthcare system. The Studer Group team has coached more than 700 hospitals and healthcare organizations on their journey to becoming world-class leaders in clinical, service and operational excellence. Studer Group clients include every type of healthcare organization, from small hospitals to some of the most highly regarded organizations and largest health systems.

In addition to Mr. Studer’s latest achievement, Studer Group was recently recognized as one of “The Top 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America” by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Great Places to Work Institute. Mr. Studer has worked as a hospital executive or provided Studer Group coaching for seven out of the eight Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners in healthcare, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for organizational quality and performance excellence. Mr. Studer is also an accomplished writer. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal best seller, Results that Last, and the BusinessWeek best seller, Hardwiring Excellence. The latter book holds the distinction as being the highest selling book in healthcare ever written.