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Emanuel CEO named Business Leader of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

January 23, 2011

Emanuel CEO Sigsbury Named "Business Leader of the Year"


Turlock, CA- For leading the largest expansion of its facilities and services in the 95-year history of Emanuel Medical Center, Emanuel's President and CEO John Sigsbury has been named "Business Leader of the Year" by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

The award was presented Friday evening at the Chamber's 44th annual Best of Turlock celebration.

Emanuel Board Chairwoman Jennifer Larson highlighted some of Sigsbury's accomplishments.

"Since coming to us in 2003, John's leadership and vision have transformed Emanuel Medical Center and health care in this community," she said. "John oversaw the design and construction of a $30 million Critical Care Center. Later he formed a partnership with Stanford to open the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center and also developed the outstanding Emanuel Cancer Center.  Most recently, he spearheaded Emanuel's effort to bring cardiovascular services to Turlock and this May, the first open heart surgery was performed at Emanuel."

Sigsbury said he was humbled by the recognition.

"I'm very honored," he said. "But as I was up on stage receiving the award, I could see out in the audience and the room was filled with members of the Emanuel board, our management team, many generous donors and longtime volunteers. And none of this happens without all of them sharing a vision of top-quality health care here in Turlock.

"That's our biggest accomplishment," he continued. "We've created a partnership between the hospital and community that is committed to high quality health care and that partnership is what advances health care locally."

As a business, Emanuel is one of the largest in Turlock, employing close to 1,400 people.

In 2009, John was chosen to be a founding Board Member of the Council of Independent Hospitals.  He is Vice Chair of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.  He also serves on the board of the California Hospital Association, and the board of Cooperative Hospitals, Inc.

He is a member of Turlock Sunrise Rotary and the First United Methodist Church.

Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women's health services, surgery, and hospice services.

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