The Missouri Hospital Association presented a 2014 Excellence in Governance Award to Clyde Nenninger, chair of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors, in recognition of his contribution to the health care community. Nenninger was one of six board members statewide honored during a June 12 presentation at MHA’s annual Leadership Forum in Branson, Mo.
“Over my more than 36 years in healthcare leadership, I have found very few board members who serve the mission of healthcare as Clyde Nenninger does,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis Healthcare System President and Chief Executive Officer. “Whether it is providing leadership to the Board, advocating for issues such as Medicaid reform, delivering quality healthcare to the underserved or representing Saint Francis in the community, Clyde is a confidant of mine and a true servant to this healthcare system and the Saint Francis Family.”
For more than 25 years, Nenninger has served on the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Saint Francis has grown into a regional healthcare system that includes ventures in Poplar Bluff, Jackson, Sikeston, Charleston, Farmington and Chester, Ill. He has been instrumental on providing governance and guidance to the Physicians Park Primary Care and Black River Medical Center in Poplar Bluff for many years.
Nenninger retired from RM COCO, where he was chief financial officer. In addition to his work with Saint Francis, he is an avid supporter of St. Mary Cathedral Catholic Church and School, assisting with the capital and school renovation campaign, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Order 1111, in Cape Girardeau.
“Engaged trustees help support strong hospitals,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. “It is our honor to recognize Clyde Nenninger with the Excellence in Governance Award for his service to the community and hospital.”
Since 1985, MHA’s Excellence in Governance award has been given annually to hospital board members for their dedication to exceptional health care. Award recipients are chosen by MHA’s district council presidents.
The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 153 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its members, the association offers continuing education programs on current health topics and seeks to educate the public, as well as legislative representatives, about health care issues.