Ian Adler Memorial Healthcare Innovator Award

The Ian Adler Memorial Healthcare Innovator Award gives our attendees, hosts and sponsors an opportunity to recognize outstanding operating executives who, as health industry change agents and Chief Executive Officers, have made a dramatic impact on the success of their individual companies in terms of value creation; the implementation of sector-shaping business models and innovative business practices; culture and team-building; and their individual/organizational impact on the overall healthcare scene.

In nominating and selecting awardees, we have a strong bias for leaders who have achieved these goals within the context of the emerging growth arena, and whose entire body of work across a career in relevant settings can be recognized by our Conference. The healthcare segments represented in a nominee’s background include healthcare services, managed care, and health information.

2016 Award Recipient: Quint Studer

This year, the Healthcare Leaders Conference honors Quint Studer for his achievements. Quint Studer is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a mentor to many, and extremely dedicated to his community. For more than 30 years, he has given his life to designing the building blocks in organizations that will guide them to achieving and sustaining a culture of high performance.

Quint Studer is the founder of Studer Group® – a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2011, Studer sold majority ownership to a growth equity firm, JMI. In 2015, JMI sold Studer Group to Huron Consulting Group, Inc. Studer left Huron in March of 2016 to focus on a number of other ventures.

Inc. magazine named Studer its Master of Business, making him the only healthcare leader to have ever won this prestigious award. Quint was recognized as one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Magazine. In September of 2014, Quint was the first ever recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Marketing Visionary Award. Breaking ground in May of 2016, Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida announced that their new children’s hospital would be named The Studer Family Children’s Hospital.

Quint has written numerous books. His latest, Healing Physician Burnout, was released in September 2015. His first book, Hardwiring Excellence, a Business Week bestseller, is one of the most read leadership books written for healthcare, with more than 700,000 copies in circulation today. Results that Last, written for non-healthcare, hit the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list of business books. One of his most popular books, The Great Employee Handbook, provides actions employees can take to better their work and life.

Quint and his wife Rishy along with two-time Masters Tournament champion golfer Bubba Watson are co-owners of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Minor League Baseball team in Pensacola, Florida. The team plays in the Southern League and are the Class Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team.

Quint is a ‘fire starter’ for igniting the flame in each of us to be the best that we can be because information without inspiration won’t get you far.

Quint says he has a human responsibility to act and to do so with a sense of urgency.

Quint will always connect his actions back to purpose.

Past Innovator Award Recipients

Quint Studer

Quint Studer

(2016)

Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan

(2012)

April Anthony

April Anthony

(2015)

Senator Bill Frist

Senator Bill Frist

(2011)

Norman Payson, MD

Norman Payson, MD

(2014)

Steve Shulman

Steve Shulman

(2010)

Alan Hoops

Alan Hoops

(2013)

In Memory Of Ian Adler

The Healthcare Leaders Conference Innovator Award is named to honor the memory of Ian Adler, who passed away in February of 2016.

Ian was Senior Managing Director of Healthcare of Marwood Group, and an incredibly generous and thoughtful person who became synonymous with all the best thinking behind and spirit of the Healthcare Leaders Conference.

His passion for this conference embodied the spirit we strive for and we will miss him.