Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Board Chair Honored Statewide

board chairTexas Healthcare Trustees, (THT) recognized Randall Canedy, President Frost Bank – Mansfield, July 25 at the THT 2014 Healthcare Governance Conference in Dallas with the 2014 Founders’ Award, the organization’s highest honor. Canedy was honored for his service as chair of the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center advisory board, member of the Methodist Health System board of directors, and Methodist Health System Foundation board of trustees

Established in 1972, the Founders’ Award is presented annually to a distinguished health care trustee with an exemplary record of leadership, dedication, and excellence in health care governance and the community. The 49 recipients of the award have exemplified the group’s dedication to the health care field.

“Randall Canedy has a notable record of service to the Methodist Health System. His work exemplifies the dedication and commitment of health care trustees from throughout the state,” said Stacy G. Cantu, CAE, THT president and chief executive officer. “Like many of our dedicated trustees, Canedy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a 30-year career in banking, providing powerful perspective and leadership in economically challenged times.”

Hospital officials recognized Canedy’s role in various hospital initiatives and programs, including the Read to Me program which involves donating new children’s books to every child born at the hospital to champion literacy and a lifelong love of reading. Canedy was also instrumental in leading a labor and delivery capital campaign to expand women’s services, raising more than $830,000. Canedy has played an active role in supporting numerous health initiatives in Mansfield including the Methodist Mansfield Mad Dash For Cash 5K, a hospital walking trail for the community, and serving as a leading proponent of health care advocacy initiatives. In all, Canedy has devoted more than 2,000 hours each year, along with money and resources, to improve the health and wellness in Mansfield.

“Randall is a leader who brings more than just know-how and professional experience to the board,” said John Phillips, FACHE, president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. “He also brings impassioned commitment to improving the lives of patients as well as citizens throughout the community.”

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Angel Biasatti