Great leaders are key to an organization’s success. As Peter Drucker, the recognized “father of management” famously stated, “Leadership is doing the right things.”
Island Hospital’s 2017 Management Leadership Award (MLA) recipient Mike McKenna, Director of Plant Operations at Island Hospital, exemplifies the characteristics of management excellence.
“Great leaders set direction, build an inspiring vision, and guide people to achieve goals,” said Vince Oliver, Island Hospital CEO. “Since Mike’s first day at Island Hospital on Nov. 2, 2015, he has been a great leader.”
“McKenna took over the hospital Plant Operations Department and built a first-class customer-service department for our patients and caregivers ensuring a safe, secure and well-maintained facility,” Oliver said.
The MLA awardee is selected by vote of Island Hospital managers. Nominations for McKenna included these statements:
- “Actively listens to staff members”
- “Works to create reasonable resolutions for all parties”
- “Positive and easy going”
- “Mike says what he will do and does what he says”.
Among Mike’s accomplishments was the implementation of a work-order management system designed to manage the department workflow and ultimately respond faster to work orders from all areas of the hospital.
In addition, Mike took it upon himself to improve the method by which the hospital analyzes and prioritizes its capital budget resulting in a fully formed recommendation to Administration for the budget year.
“We sincerely value and respect Mike’s exceptional leadership skill, dedication and professionalism,” added Oliver.