ELIZABETH, NJ - Unleashing creativity and removing the fear of failure are among the leadership traits that Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, uses to lead his 2,700 member staff.  These attributes were recognized recently by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), which presented him with a Best Practice Award.  Conducted with Commerce Magazine, the Annual Best Practice Conference salutes leaders across all business sectors in the state.  Trinitas is one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to be recognized.  Over 100 CEO’s, managing partners and business owners were considered for the award.

Many of the CEOs who wrote for the Best Practice Guide discussed their personal approaches to leadership and collaboration. The judges were asked to select the most clever, extraordinary and innovative entries to be honored at the conference.

Horan’s leadership advice, which appears in the 2016-2017 Annual Best Practices Guide, published this week by Commerce Magazine, follows:

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“Encouraging innovation and cultivating ideas from all levels of the organization can yield great successes.  Things happen when you unleash creativity and remove the fear of failure.  In an industry as volatile as healthcare, there can no longer be a single, set way accomplishing any task.  This approach has led Trinitas to a number of medical “firsts,” but we have also seen innovative solutions to issues involving information technology, human resources, marketing, finance, legal and many other areas.  My staff will rise to the level of my expectations; therefore I set the bar very high.”

The entire leadership guide is available online at: http://www.cianj.org/commag/bestpractices2016/index.html