June 6, 2024 

Jack Horner, CEO of MHP, Receives Sagamore of the Wabash Award 

Shelbyville, IN – Major Health Partners (MHP) proudly announces that Jack Horner, CEO, has been selected to receive the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award. This honor is a testament to Horner’s unparalleled dedication, visionary leadership, and transformative contributions to healthcare in Shelby County and beyond. 

For over three decades, Jack Horner has been a beacon of excellence at MHP. Under his stewardship, MHP has experienced unprecedented growth and innovation, emerging as a national leader in healthcare delivery. “His visionary leadership has propelled MHP to new heights, ensuring quality care while navigating complex challenges with unwavering determination,” Ryan Claxton, MHP President, said. 

One of Horner’s most significant achievements was the flawless execution of MHP’s 10-year strategic plan, culminating in the construction of a state-of-the-art $100+ million MHP Medical Center. This landmark achievement, coupled with the expansion of services, has revolutionized healthcare accessibility for the community, with annual patient visits exceeding 260,000. 

Moreover, Horner’s commitment to innovation is exemplified by MHP’s successful transition to a new electronic medical record (EMR) system, a monumental undertaking that underscored his strategic decisions and managerial ability. “Consultants and industry experts universally hailed MHP’s EMR implementation as one of the most successful in their experience,” Claxton said, a testament to Horner’s leadership. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Jack Horner is deeply committed to the well-being of the community he serves. His investments in essential services such as dialysis, oncology, and wellness initiatives reflect his dedication to improving lives and fostering a healthier community. Claxton said, “Under Jack’s guidance, MHP has become a cornerstone of economic development, driving growth, and prosperity in Shelby County.” 

Horner’s impact extends far beyond the walls of MHP. He is a revered figure in the healthcare community, known for his generosity, humility, and willingness to share insights and best practices. As a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a respected leader in various industry organizations, Horner’s influence is felt nationwide. 

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jack Horner is a pillar of the community, actively involved in philanthropic endeavors and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. “His selfless, servant-leader approach inspires all who have the privilege of working alongside him, fostering a culture of compassion, excellence, and innovation,” Claxton said. 

Jack Horner’s receipt of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award is a fitting tribute to his remarkable achievements and enduring legacy. MHP congratulates Jack on this well-deserved honor and expresses gratitude for his unwavering dedication to advancing healthcare and serving the community.