Tanya Blackmon, president of Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville, was announced on April 9 as one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine. The publication is regarded as the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information.
The esteemed leaders selected from around the nation must have:
• Successfully served as a leader or managed an organization or company.
• Shown the ability or power to effect change in the healthcare industry.
• Demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field.
• Served as a role model or mentor to other minority healthcare executives.
• Assumed a leadership position in the industry outside of the candidate's own organization or company.
Blackmon, along with the other 24 top minority executives, will be honored at a gala in Chicago this summer.
Since serving as president of Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville, Blackmon has a demonstrated commitment to changing and growing the community for the better and leading growth efforts. The hopsital is currently undergoing a construction project that will add a new 15-bed tower, bringing Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville's bed count to 75. Extra room for women's support services will also be added, all within two additional floors over the surgical floor. The expansion project will be complete the end of this year.
“No one deserves to be on the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare list more than Tanya Blackmon,” said Tom Zweng, MD, senior vice president of medical affairs for Presbyterian Healthcare and Upstate Carolina Medical Center. “For her leadership in our organization and in the community; the impact she has had on the healthcare industry; and her willingness to share her expertise with others, most especially other up-and-coming minority leaders – she deserves to be recognized.”
Blackmon began her career at Presbyterian Hospital in 1992 as director of Patient and Family Services, Community Care Services and Rehabilitation Services before rising through the ranks to Chief Operating Officer of Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital. She has served as president of Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville since July 2009.