INDIANAPOLIS – John (Jack) Horner, President and CEO, Major Hospital
in Shelbyville, IN was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by
the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) at its 2020 annual meeting which
was held virtually on October 29.
The IHA Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding personal achievement
in support of the humanitarian and management goals of Indiana health
care institutions. Horner was recognized for his many accomplishments
in enhancing hospital services in Shelbyville, being a community leader
in health care, and advancing the profession of hospital administration.
“Major Hospital has exponentially grown in recent years to help better
serve the patients in Shelbyville and its surrounding areas,” said
IHA President Brian Tabor. “As president and CEO, Jack has been
instrumental in expanding access to services in the community, including
wellness services. He is a true servant leader and works to strategically
meet the needs of his community while looking out for each individual
patient,” Tabor added.
During Horner’s tenure, Major has experienced tremendous growth,
a significant expansion in the services provided to the community and
done so while maintaining high quality rankings and low costs. In 2017,
Major Hospital opened a new $100+ million medical center in a 60-acre
park located off I-74. Immediately after the successful transition to
the new facility, Horner began formulating a plan to migrate the entire
health system to a new electronic medical record system. This monumental
undertaking required 12 months of coordination to move Major to a single
enterprise medical record. Horner has overseen significant investments
to bring much-needed inpatient and outpatient dialysis, including the
construction and development of a new dialysis center. Horner has also
placed tremendous importance in investments in the economic development
of the community he serves, including the construction on the Major Health
Partners Community Health and Wellness Center and YMCA, which is scheduled
for completion in 2021.
Horner has served as the President and CEO of Major Hospital for twelve
years and has been with the hospital since 1988, serving in multiple positions
including Vice President, Director of Ancillary Clinical Services and
Manager of Pharmacy. Jack is a Shelbyville native and returned to pursue
a career in pharmacy after attending Purdue University. Many in the community
personally know Jack and know they can depend on him for the development
and continued growth of their local healthcare system.
To review the official press release from the IHA,