WHA has honored James Packard of Beloit Health System with the 2021 Trustee Award. WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding presented the award to Packard, who also serves on the Beloit College board of directors, on Oct. 22 at the Beloit Health System Board of Trustees Retreat at the ABC Supply Stadium.
For more than 60 years, the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) has recognized outstanding member trustees, those who excel and make an exemplary commitment to his or her hospital and community.
In presenting the award to Packard, Borgerding said, “We are recognizing someone who, along with his exceptional spouse Nancy, has been a guide, mentor and example to so many. Jim Packard is a man from humble roots, and who is the epitome of the kind person and leader this award is meant to recognize. A man who has led by example, values hard work, gives back to his community, and loves and cherishes his family.”
“It was my honor to nominate James Packard for the 2021 Trustee Award,” said Beloit Health System President/CEO Tim McKevett. “Jim’s astute business acumen continues to be a tremendous asset to the Health System Board. We remain fortunate to have Jim as a proactive and strategic leader. Jim’s commitment and dedication to improve the quality of life in our community is second to none. The Packard Cariology Clinic and the Packard Family Care Center would not be possible without the generosity of
Jim and Nancy.”
Acknowledgements of merit include Packard’s enhancement of the Governance Committee to ensure compliance and equity, the orchestration of the Beloit Memorial Hospital and Beloit Clinic merger, allowing greater access to providing integrated care as well as improving access to the overall public health of the Community. Jim led initiatives proving significant revenue growth and nearly doubling staff, resulting in Beloit Health System becoming Beloit’s largest local employer. In carrying out these initiatives, Beloit Health System expanded from one main facility to 13 sites, including the creation of a 122-acre ambulatory Wellness campus, NorthPointe, established in Roscoe, Illinois.
As part of his recognition, WHA will donate $500 to the charity of Packard’s choice.