Hospital leader earns recognition

The president and CEO of Schneck Medical Center in Seymour recently was named one of the 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Warren Forgey was among two CEOs from Indiana named to the list. The other one was Emmett Schuster of Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.

The list features hospital officials dedicated to advancing health care in small towns and rural communities, according to a news release from Schneck.

This is Forgey’s second consecutive year to be named to the list.

As a Rural Hospital CEO to Know, Forgey was recognized for his leadership and dedication to providing high-quality, accessible care to the community, according to the news release.

He has been instrumental in advancing patient-focused care at Schneck, including leading its most recent expansion and renovation project highlighted by a state-of-the-art cancer center, outpatient care center and emergency department.

He also has achieved significant improvements in operations, accomplishing cost efficiency while increasing patient satisfaction. Under his leadership, Schneck has earned a debt rating of A from Standard and Poor’s and a rating of A+ from Fitch Ratings.

Individuals on the list include CEOs and administrators of hospitals located outside of major metropolitan areas or health care hubs. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through a review process where a number of factors were considered, including awards received; local, regional and national leadership positions held; and the organization’s performance.