Kirby Medical Center CEO Steve Tenhouse was presented with one of the most
prestigious honors in the healthcare industry: induction into the Fire
Starter Hall of Fame.
Steve received the recognition from Huron/Studer Group at the What’s
Right in Healthcare Conference, August 12-15 in Dallas, Texas.
“Our 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are helping to improve and transform
the future of healthcare,” Studer Group President Debbie Ritchie
said. “They are passionate, forward thinkers who refuse to let the
challenges and disruption in healthcare hinder progress and positive momentum.
We are thrilled to work alongside and honor them for the difference they
The Fire Starter Hall of Fame Award recognizes leaders who work daily to
identify innovative solutions to healthcare challenges and who are committed
to excellence while keeping the true spirit and culture of their organization
alive and flourishing. Since its inception in 2004, Studer Group has inducted
60 healthcare leaders into the Fire Starter Hall of Fame, the highest
award for excellence given by Studer Group.
The term “fire starter” has deep roots in the company’s
mission to make healthcare better for physicians, employees, and patients.
A “fire starter” is defined as an individual who ignites the
flames of passion for healthcare excellence.